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File #: 2023-2126    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/3/2023 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 11/6/2023 Final action: 11/20/2023
Enactment date: 11/20/2023 Enactment #: 31
Effective date: 11/22/2023    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing Section 197.09 of the City Code under Article XI of Title One: Administrative, by clarifying the discretionary roles of the Mayor's Office, City Council, and the Ethics Hearing Board in managing the personnel and budgetary expenses of the Ethics Hearing Board, and eliminating the role of the Ethics Hearing Board in determining the terms and conditions of their staff's employment.
Sponsors: R. Daniel Lavelle
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Title
Ordinance amending and supplementing Section 197.09 of the City Code under Article XI of Title One: Administrative, by clarifying the discretionary roles of the Mayor's Office, City Council, and the Ethics Hearing Board in managing the personnel and budgetary expenses of the Ethics Hearing Board, and eliminating the role of the Ethics Hearing Board in determining the terms and conditions of their staff's employment.

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

Section 1.
Section 197.09 ETHICS HEARING BOARD.
(a) There is hereby established an Ethics Hearing Board composed of nine (9) members. Pursuant to Section 214 of the Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter, the Mayor shall appoint the members of the Ethics Hearing Board subject to the approval of Council. Each member shall be a resident of the City. All members shall hold a reputation of personal integrity and honesty, with their experience and qualifications published on the Board's website. It is strongly preferred that the membership reflect the City's diversity in regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age and disability.
(b) The Ethics Hearing Board shall periodically recruit prospective members from the community and from Nominating Panel referrals sourced within and outside their organization. The Board shall collect resumes of candidates who have been identified by the Executive Director as being impartial, well-qualified, capable of legal analysis, and available to commit to the duties and obligations of this important public service. The From this collection of qualified candidates, prospective members shall be recommended to the Mayor by a Nominating Panel. The Nominating Panel shall be considered an informal advisory board to the Mayor and shall therefore not be subject to appointment or confirmation by City Council. The Nominating Panel shall consist of the following members:
(1) The Alleghe...

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