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File #: 2022-0078    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 1/31/2022 In control: Committee on Public Works
On agenda: 2/23/2022 Final action: 3/1/2022
Enactment date: 3/1/2022 Enactment #: 7
Effective date: 3/3/2022    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, by adding Chapter 179H: Commission on Infrastructure Asset Reporting and Investment.
Sponsors: Corey O'Connor, Erika Strassburger, Anthony Coghill
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE

Title

Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, by adding Chapter 179H: Commission on Infrastructure Asset Reporting and Investment.

 

Body

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

 

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities is hereby amended and supplemented by adding Chapter 179H: Commission on Infrastructure Asset Reporting and Investment as follows:

 

CHAPTER 179H: ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION ON INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET REPORTING AND INVESTMENT

 

179H.01. PURPOSE AND DUTIES

 

A. The purpose of this Commission is as follows:

I. To provide recommendations and review to the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure as it meets the requirements of the Pittsburgh Code at Title One: Administrative, Article III: Organization, Chapter 118: Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, § 118.03: Infrastructure Asset Reporting;

II. To provide recommendations to the Mayor and City Council and advise the same on best practices for both short- and long-term investment in the upkeep and improvement of major City-maintained infrastructure assets, such as tunnels, major roadways, infrastructure affected by or at risk of being affected by landslides, etc., including, but not limited to, recommendations for City Code, procurement, future budgets, budgetary obligations and priorities, and departmental policies as they relate to;

II. To identify and report the full scope of investment needed to achieve and maintain a state of good repair of City assets;

III. To provide recommendations and review to the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure as it meets the requirements of the Pittsburgh Code at Title One: Administrative, Article III: Organization, Chapter 118: Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, § 118.03: Infrastructure Asset Reporting;

IV III: To help to assemble existing asset conditions needed to enable the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to fulfill reporting obligations under the Pittsburgh Code at Title One: Administrative, Article III: Organization, Chapter 118: Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, § 118.03: Infrastructure Asset Reporting;

IV. To identify and report the full scope of investment needed to achieve and maintain a state of good repair of City assets; and

V. To identify related matters which may impact the mission of the Commission, including, but not limited to, the Transportation Improvement Program, infrastructure funding, labor market conditions, and supply chain conditions; and .

VI. To produce work and recommendations guided and informed by Pittsburgh’s Ten Commitments of Racial Equity, as enumerated and codified in City Council Resolution No. 326 of 2020.

 

179H.02. MEMBERSHIP

 

A. The members of the Commission on Infrastructure Asset Reporting and Investment shall be comprised of the following members:

I. One (1) representative of City Council, to be recommended by the City Council President and communicated to the Mayor;

II. One (1) representative of the Mayor;

III. One (1) representative of the City Controller;

IV: One (1) representative of the Office of Management and Budget

V. Two (2) representatives of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure;

VI. One (1) representative of the Department of Public Works;

VII. One (1) representative of the Department of Public Safety;

VIII. One (1) representative of the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections;

IX. Two (2) representatives of organized labor;

X: Two (2) representatives of the construction industry; and

XI. One (1) representative of the National Society of Black Engineers;

XII. One (1) representative of A. Philip Randolph Institute;

XII. One (1) representative of Southwestern Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach;

XIV: One (1) representative of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania; and

XVI: Four (4) at-large representatives, as determined by the Mayor.

 

B. The Mayor shall appoint the members of the Commission on Infrastructure Asset Reporting and Investment, subject to approval by City Council.

 

C. City Council shall be notified of the appointments made by the Mayor via official communication.

 

D. Members shall serve for a term of four years or until successors are confirmed and qualified.

 

E. Representatives of other government agencies, industries, or organizations whose services are needed to augment the work of the Commission shall be invited by the Commission to serve on an ad hoc basis to address relevant issues.

 

F. In compliance with Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 179B: Fair Representation in Appointments to Boards, Authorities, and Commissions, the membership of the Commission shall be reflective of the diversity of City of Pittsburgh residents.

 

179H.03. MEETINGS AND CHAIR

 

A. Within 30 days of the appointment of all members of the Commission on Infrastructure Asset Reporting and Investment, the Commission shall convene to elect a chair by a roll call vote of a majority of the members in attendance.

 

B. The Commission may also elect a vice chair and other board officers as needed.

 

C. The chair, so elected, shall serve for the remainder of the calendar year and for the following year. Thereafter, an election shall be held in November of the second year, and the newly-elected chair shall begin serving at the first meeting of the following calendar year and shall serve for two calendar years.

 

D. A vacancy in the position of chairperson of the Commission shall be filled by a roll call vote of the majority of the members of the Commission in attendance. The member selected shall serve temporarily until the end of the calendar year, with an election held in November, so that a duly-elected chair shall begin to serve during the first meeting of the of the subsequent calendar year for a complete two-year term.

 

E. If an election for a chair is not held, the last member holding the position of chair shall act in that capacity until a successor is appointed.

 

F. The Commission shall meet, at a minimum, quarterly at a time and place designated by the chair.

 

G. The Commission shall distribute its agendas and minutes to City Council, the City Controller, and the Mayor.

 

179H.04. REPORTS TO COUNCIL

 

A. The Commission shall, at least twice each year at a time and location determined by City Council, report and present its findings, guidance, and recommendations to City Council.

 

179H.05. VACANCY

 

A. Should any vacancy in membership occur, it shall be filled by the Mayor for the unexpired term.

 

179H.06. REGULATIONS

 

A. A simple majority of then-standing Commission members shall constitute a quorum, which shall be required for any official meetings to be conducted. A simple majority vote of those present at any meeting is sufficient for any official action.

 

B. The Commission shall establish rules and regulations for its own organization and procedures consistent with this Chapter, as it deems necessary to implement this Chapter.

 

C. Members shall serve without compensation.

 

179H.07. EFFECTIVE DATE

 

A. This Ordinance shall take effect upon signature by the Mayor.