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File #: 2021-2255    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/24/2021 In control: Committee on Public Works
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action: 12/7/2021
Enactment date: 12/7/2021 Enactment #: 54
Effective date: 12/10/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title Four, "Public Places and Property", and Title Five, "Traffic", and Article Five, "Legislative", Chapter 151, to regulate parking in City-owned surface lots, City-utilized property and on-street parking spaces reserved for paid parking for City employees.
Sponsors: Theresa Kail-Smith, Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 05 - TRAFFIC

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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title Four, “Public Places and Property”, and Title Five, “Traffic”, and Article Five, “Legislative”, Chapter 151, to regulate parking in City-owned surface lots, City-utilized property and on-street parking spaces reserved for paid parking for City employees.

 

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

 

Section 1.                     The Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title Four, Public Places and Property, is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

 

Chapter 424:  CITY EMPLOYEE PARKING

 

§ 424.01 - Purpose

                     

§ 424.01 - Definitions

a.                     City-owned surface lot.  Property owned by the City used for parking for City employees.

b.                     City-utilized property.  Property controlled by the City used for parking for City employees.

c.                     City-controlled on-street parking.  Unmetered on-street parking spaces on public rights-of-way utilized for parking for City employees, as defined in Title Five, “Traffic”.

d.                     Diamond Street “Large Lot”.  Block Number 2-F, Lot 290 in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System, Second Ward.

e.                     Diamond Street “Small Lot”.  Block Number 2-F, Lot 294 in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System, Second Ward.

f.                     611 Second Avenue.  The existing portions of the City-utilized lot(s) behind the 611 Second Avenue building used for City employee parking.

g.                     Fourth Avenue Parking.  On-street parking spaces on Fourth Avenue, between Grant Street and Ross Street.

h.                     Try Street Parking.  On-street parking spaces on Try Street, between Second Avenue and First Avenue.

 

§ 424.02 - Parking Regulations

The Director of the Department of Public Works (DPW) shall establish policies and procedures for City employee parking, subject to the following provisions:

 

a.                     611 Second Avenue, Try Street Parking and Diamond Street “Small Lot” shall be reserved for City employee parking;

b.                     The Director shall establish, pursuant to Chapter 170 of the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, a fee schedule for employee parking;

c.                     Each space shall only be assigned to one (1) employee.  Employee parking spaces shall be assigned to departments and governmental units.  Directors and heads of administrative and governmental units shall be responsible for assigning those spaces to their employees.  However, Departments may establish shared parking space provisions at the discretion of the Director of the Department of Public Works;

d.                     The Director shall conduct a census of all available parking spaces, with the exception of the Diamond Street “Large” Lot, and work with the Mayor’s Office, the Controller and all Departments to ensure an equitable distribution of available parking spaces;

e.                     The Director shall maintain a database of all such parking spaces, and it shall be updated no less frequently than monthly;

f.                     The Diamond Street “Large Lot” shall be reserved for parking for employees of City Council and the Office of the City Clerk.  The City Clerk shall be responsible for the assignment of parking spaces in this lot, and to regularly update the Director of Public Works.

§ 424.03 - Enforcement

The provisions of Chapter 424 shall be enforced pursuant to the provisions of § 151.02(f) of the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances.

 

Section 2.  The Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title Five, Traffic, is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

Chapter 542:  ON-STREET CITY EMPLOYEE PARKING

 

§ 542.01 - Purpose

 

§ 542.02 - Definitions

a.                     City-controlled on-street parking.  Unmetered on-street parking spaces on public rights-of-way utilized for parking for City employees, as defined in Title Five, “Traffic”;

b.                     Fourth Avenue Parking.  On-street parking spaces on Fourth Avenue, between Grant Street and Ross Street;

c.                     Try Street Parking.  On-street parking spaces on Try Street, between Second Avenue and First Avenue.

 

§ 542.03 - Parking Regulations

The Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) shall establish policies and procedures for on-street City employee parking, subject to the following provisions:

 

a.                     The Director of the Department shall conduct a census of all available on-street parking spaces;

b.                     The Directors of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and Public Works shall work together to maintain a single database of all city employee parking;

c.                     The Controller shall have one (1) space assigned in Fourth Avenue Parking, to be distributed at her/his discretion;

d.                     City Council shall have ten (10) spaces assigned in Fourth Avenue Parking, to be distributed by the City Clerk;

e.                     All remaining spaces in Fourth Avenue Parking shall be assigned at the discretion of the Mayor.

§ 542.04 - Enforcement

f.                     The provisions of Chapter 542 shall be enforced pursuant to the provisions of § 151.02(f) of the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances.

 

Section 3.  The Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One, Administrative, Article Five, Administrative, is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

§ 151.02 - Sergeant-At-Arms To Maintain Order

( f.) At the request of the Mayor, the Controller, a Department Director or the City Clerk, the Sergeant-At-Arms may take actions authorized under Chapter 503 of the City Code of Ordinances to enforce parking regulations for City employees.  If authorized by Bureau of Police policies, procedures or regulations, or at the discretion of the Chief of Police, the Sergeant-at-Arms, or any officer assigned by the Chief, shall enforce employee parking regulations.