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File #: 2005-1767    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/11/2005 In control: Committee on Finance & Budget
On agenda: Final action: 11/21/2005
Enactment date: 11/29/2005 Enactment #: 35
Effective date: 12/1/2005    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One-Administration, Article IX, Boards, Commission and Authorities, by adding, Title I, Article IX, Chapter 180 FAIR REPRESENTATION IN APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, AUTHORITIES, AND COMMISSIONS.
Sponsors: William Peduto, Twanda Carlisle, Sala Udin, Len Bodack, Dan Deasy, Jim Motznik, Luke Ravensthal, Gene Ricciardi, Douglas Shields
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2005-1767.doc, 2. 2005-1767 v-2.doc
AS AMENDED BY SUBSTITUTE

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Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One-Administration, Article IX, Boards, Commission and Authorities, by adding, Title I, Article IX, Chapter 180 FAIR REPRESENTATION IN APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, AUTHORITIES, AND COMMISSIONS.
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WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh will benefit from a fair and open appointment process which will ensure that the diversity of City residents is reflected on boards and committees advising City officials and staff; and

WHEREAS, the residents of the City of Pittsburgh are better served when all appointed disability boards represent the diversity of City residents and are balanced by gender, race, age, disability, and sexual orientation; and

WHEREAS, Pittsburgh contains a wealth of talent and energy in its communities that can best be utilized when the citizenry feels represented and included in the policy-making process; and

WHEREAS, broad-based participation will also provide role models from various social, economic, and cultural segments of the community and provide an entry point for future leaders to engage in civic activities and the political process.

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. Amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One-Administration, Article IX, Boards, Commission and Authorities, by adding, Title I, Article IX, Chapter 180 FAIR REPRESENTATION IN APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, AUTHORITIES, AND COMMISSIONS


A. Intent:
It is the intent of the Council to:

1) Establish standard procedures for appointing members to City related boards, authorities, and commissions to encourage fair representation that is reflective of the diversity of City residents.

2) Create a means that is readily available to the public, primarily on the City's website, to centrally house and disseminate all public information regarding City related authorities, boards, and commissions.


3) Provide for a compr...

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