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File #: 2011-1477    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 3/2/2011 In control: Committee on Performance and Asset Management
On agenda: Final action: 4/5/2011
Enactment date: 4/5/2011 Enactment #: 251
Effective date: 4/11/2011    
Title: Resolution providing for the extension of an Agreement or Agreements by and between the City of Pittsburgh (“City”) and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, a not-for-profit corporation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (“Partnership”), for the purpose of continuing the City's support of the Partnership's effort to construct and operate a wireless communications network in the City's central business district.
Sponsors: R. Daniel Lavelle
Indexes: AGREEMENTS
Attachments: 1. 2011-1477.doc, 2. 2011-1477 VERSION 2.doc
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Resolution providing for the extension of an Agreement or Agreements by and between the City of Pittsburgh (“City”) and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, a not-for-profit corporation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (“Partnership”), for the purpose of continuing the City's support of the Partnership's effort to construct and operate a wireless communications network in the City's central business district.

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WHEREAS, the City, in its central core (“Central Business District” or “CBD”) owns, operates, and maintains street lights, street light poles, arms, and other related equipment and land rights beneath the City's street light poles or arms ("Street Lights");

WHEREAS, the City has the ability to control the conditions under which third parties are permitted to contact its Street Lights and street lights attached to street light arms attached to utility poles;

WHEREAS, with the City's support, the Partnership has constructed and operates a wireless telecommunications network (the “System”) in the CBD for the purpose of increasing the attractiveness of the CBD for economic development, tourism, and other purposes;

WHEREAS, the Partnership has been granted the right for its selected vendor to attach the Partnership's radios, amplifiers, and transmission components of the System (the “Communications Equipment”) to the City's Street Lights, in order to facilitate the wireless communications network;

WHEREAS, the provision of a wireless telecommunications network in the CBD has proved to be successful asset and a worthwhile amenity for the City and its businesses, residents and visitors; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to continue to support the Partnership in its efforts to make the City's central business district more attractive to businesses, residents, and visitors;



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

Section 1: The Mayor and the Director and Chief Informa...

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