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File #: 2022-0629    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Held in Standing Committee
File created: 8/19/2022 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 12/14/2022 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution establishing the Pittsburgh Strong Communities Initiative and Advisory Committee.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: MISCELLANEOUS
Title
Resolution establishing the Pittsburgh Strong Communities Initiative and Advisory Committee.

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WHEREAS, according to the Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter, "A responsible city is one which seeks to ensure that all of its citizens' needs are met, whether from public or private, city, county, state or national sources. A responsible city is one which expects aggressive action from its officials toward the achievement of dignified housing, useful employment, pure air and water, efficient transportation excellent education, health, safety, recreation and culture, and the other conditions conducive to human growth."

WHEREAS, Mayor Ed Gainey's Transition Report 2022, ("Transition Report"), "The City must adopt a new definition of public safety that is understood to be a matter of public health and well-being for Pittsburgh residents and visitors. Public health is an essential lens that needs to be internalized and implemented across all city Departments, not just in the Department of Public Health (DPH)."

WHEREAS, according to the Transition Report, "[the City] is strongly encouraged to develop a legislative agenda, programs, and policies to specifically address SDOH. The City should invest in prevention methods that focus on intergenerational approaches to illness/wellness.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH HEREBY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The City of Pittsburgh hereby establishes the Pittsburgh Strong Communities Initiative. The Pittsburgh Strong Communities Initiative is a comprehensive, collaborative process supporting citizens and community based organizations in creating healthy, safe and strong communities.

Section 2. The Council shall work with the City to support and implement The Pittsburgh Strong Communities Initiative, a participatory process promoting health, safety, and well-being through public engagement, capacity building and technical assistance.to citizens and community based organizations.

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