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File #: 2021-2256    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 11/29/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action: 11/30/2021
Enactment date: 11/30/2021 Enactment #: 805
Effective date: 11/30/2021    
Title: WHEREAS, within the City of Pittsburgh, public safety and the protection of our children and families is paramount, and;
Sponsors: Deborah L. Gross, All Members
WHEREAS, within the City of Pittsburgh, public safety and the protection of our children and families is paramount, and;

WHEREAS, crossing guards stand faithfully at their posts along busy intersections in every kind of weather, dealing with distracted and speeding motorists to complete their duty of providing a safe environment for children crossing the street, and;

WHEREAS, crossing guards are therefore trained professionals who provide an essential service to our community and deserve special recognition for their tireless efforts and;

WHEREAS, each day, our crossing guards ensure that thousands of children arrive and depart school safely; and provide children a familiar face every morning, keeping an eye on their wellbeing, and alerting authorities to dangerous drivers and;

WHEREAS, school crossing guards help reinforce in the minds of the people they assist, the importance of traffic-hazard identification and safe street crossing behavior and;

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh is committed to recognizing the hard work and dedication of these individuals who perform this vital service protecting pedestrians across the city and;

WHEREAS, Cathy Gamble, a resident of the City of Pittsburgh, has served her neighbors while dancing, singing, blowing kisses, waving, and bringing immeasurable joy and;

WHEREAS, a lifelong resident of the Lawrenceville neighborhood, working at Neid's as a teenager, Cathy is a true pillar of the community, and;

WHEREAS, Cathy is known for teaching kids, and adults, songs like "the Friday song" and the safety song and leading singalongs: "cross on green if you know what I mean, cross on red and you'll be dead", and;

WHEREAS, Cathy has been a shoulder to cry on for many when going through a hard time, even bringing people flowers, and;

WHEREAS, Butler Street and Lawrenceville have become heavily trafficked communities, Cathy ensures the safety of school children, adults, cyclists, and motorists while do...

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