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File #: 2010-0508    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 5/20/2010 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code to add language that would bring more transparency and accountability to the City's Community Development Block Grant program.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: CDBG PROGRAM
Attachments: 1. 2010-0508.doc, 2. 2010-0508 VERSION 2.doc
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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code to add language that would bring more transparency and accountability to the City's Community Development Block Grant program.

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Be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh is hereby amended by creating Title Two: Fiscal, Article II: Chapter 218: Community Development Block Grant Funding, which shall read:

219.1 Purpose

To ensure community participation in the allocation of Community Development Block Grant Funds in the City of Pittsburgh.

219.2 Definitions

The following definitions shall apply to all parts of this chapter:

(a) Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). A committee that shall act in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council with respect to Consolidated Plan Funds. The CAC shall identify housing and community development needs, establish priorities relating to those needs, propose activities and projects to address high-priority needs, and suggest amounts of Consolidated Plan Funds to be allocated to those activities and projects.

(1) Membership. (i) The membership of the CAC shall consist of the following:
(A) Director of City Planning, or his/her representative;
(B) Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, or his/her representative;
(C) Two (2) Members of City Council, appointed by the President of City Council;
(D) One (1) representative appointed by the Mayor;
(E) One (1) representative of an organization that represents the interests of Pittsburgh community development corporations, appointed by the Mayor;
(F) Nine (9) Community Representatives appointed by City Council and approved by the Mayor, as follows:
(i) Three (3) representatives of community-based organizations whose membership consists entirely of residents of one or more CDBG eligible census tracts, and at least 1/3 of whose governing board consists of low-income residents of the community in which the organization is based...

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