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File #: 2011-1706    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 5/10/2011 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Ordinance repealing Ordinance Number 7 of 2009 entitled, “Supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administrative, Article XI, Personnel, by adding a new Chapter 198 entitled, "Campaign Finance Regulations," by repealing it in its entirety.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2011-1706.doc
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Ordinance repealing Ordinance Number 7 of 2009 entitled, “Supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administrative, Article XI, Personnel, by adding a new Chapter 198 entitled, "Campaign Finance Regulations," by repealing it in its entirety.
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Whereas, the City of Pittsburgh Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance of 2009 was designed to limit the influence of money in City politics; and,
Whereas, it was constructed to afford all of the enforcement mechanisms available to the Allegheny County Board of Elections; and,
Whereas, candidates for office in the City of Pittsburgh have been ignoring this Ordinance since its' effective date without penalty; and,
Whereas, the Allegheny County Board of Election has stated publicly that it has no jurisdiction to enforce this Ordinance whatsoever; and,
Whereas, the laws that govern us form the fundamental basis of our society; and,
Whereas, an unenforceable law is no law at all.
Be it therefore resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Ordinance Number 7 of 2009, effective May 15, 2009, is hereby repealed, effective immediately, which reads:

Supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administrative, Article XI, Personnel, by adding a new Chapter 198 entitled, "Campaign Finance Regulations."

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

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administrative, Article XI, Personnel, is hereby supplemented by adding a new section, Article XIII, Chapter 198 entitled, "Campaign Finance Regulations" as follows:

Chapter 198: Campaign Finance Regulations

§198.01 Definitions
BOARD - Allegheny County Board of Elections.
CANDIDATE - (a) Any individual who files nomination papers or petitions for City Elected Office or Citywide Elected Office;
(b) Any individual who publicly announces his or her candidacy for City Elected Office or Citywide Elected Office.
CITY ELECTED OFFICE ...

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