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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/1/2022 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2022-0780 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, J. Kevin McMahon is retiring at the end of 2022 after 21 years of serving as President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Under his guidance, the Cultural Trust has become renowned for its ability to attract over two million people each year to more than 2,000 performing arts events, festivals, visual arts exhibitions, public art installations, and education programs and he successfully helped the Cultural Trust overcome the operating deficit from the COVID-19 pandemic; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0902 1 Will of CouncilNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby urges the Pennsylvania State Senate and Governor Tom Wolf to pass House Bill 1419, known as the “Dignity for Incarcerated Women” Act, intended to improve conditions and treatment of pregnant people in Pennsylvania’s jails and prisons. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Will of Council shall be sent to the Allegheny County Delegation of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Governor Tom Wolf.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0903 1 Will of CouncilWHEREAS, a Free Press is a pillar of American democracy; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0882 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with the Heinz Endowments for the purpose of receiving and spending grant funds in the amount of TWO MILLION ($2,000,000.00) dollars to support the construction of Homewood Field.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0883 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Public Safety to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the purpose of receiving and spending grant funds in the amount of ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTEEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE DOLLARS AND EIGHTY-ONE CENTS ($1,718,181.81), with a local match of ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTEEN DOLLARS AND NINETEEN CENTS ($171,818.19), for the purchase of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBAs).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0884 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Duquesne Light Company, in the amount of Seven Thousand Fifty Three Dollars and Ten Cents ($7,053.10) in settlement of a claim for damage to property and equipment near 458 Stinton Avenue from a city Environmental Services vehicle.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0885 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing an intradepartmental transfer in the amount of $200,000.00 from Department of Law Salaries Account to Department of Law Judgments Account. The transfer is necessary to cover the cost of settlements through the end of 2022.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0886 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Kittelson, LLC, 1008 Woodcreek Drive, College Station, Texas, in the total amount of Twenty Two Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Dollars and 45 cents ($22,360.45), for two matters filed in the Allegheny County Court of Commons Pleas at G.D. 19-005659 and G.D. 22-005903. (Executive Session held 11-14-22)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0887 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Thomas Fossick, in the amount of Six Thousand Two Dollars and Ninety Nine Cents ($6,002.99) in settlement of a claim for damage to his vehicle from a city Police vehicle on Greenfield Road in Schenley Park on January 23, 2022.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0888 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Human Resources and Civil Service Commission to enter into an Agreement with Willis Towers Watson for services related to supporting the City with development and negotiations of employee benefits that are provided to City employees, for a sum not to exceed One Million, Two Hundred Eighty Eight Thousand Dollars (1,288,000.00) over four years and for the payment of costs thereof.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0889 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Human Resources and Civil Service, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with Public Sector Search & Consulting, Inc., for executive search and recruiting services for the City’s Police Chief position, and providing for the payment thereof, at an overall cost to the City not to exceed EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($80,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0890 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the authorization to make all legitimate expenditures for payments and agreements or agreements with various agencies for job development and employment services necessary to implement the 2022 Neighborhood Employment Program, and providing the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the 2022 Neighborhood Employment Program for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $150,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0891 1 ResolutionResolution providing the authorization to make all legitimate expenditures for payments and agreements or agreements with various agencies to provide job development and employment services, wages and fringe benefits for supervisor, staff, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, vocational skills training and on-the-job training, outreach, recruitment costs and administrative expenditures necessary to implement the 2022 Pittsburgh Partnership Employment Program; and providing the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the 2022 Pittsburgh Partnership Employment Program, and for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $235,000.00Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0892 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 526-2022, authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into an Agreement or Agreements or Amendments with Computronix (USA) Inc., to extend the term on a month-to-month basis, at an additional cost not to exceed One Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($140,000).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0893 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into an agreement or agreements and amendments thereto with Foster & Foster Consulting Actuaries, Inc., for a municipal pension contribution data system at a sum not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty Thousand and 0/100 Dollars ($250,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0894 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 817 of 2021 authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Innovation and Performance, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh to enter into an Agreement or Agreement(s) or amendments thereto with the Change Agent Training for access to their Learning Management System and consultative assistance to adapt the City of Pittsburgh Gold Belt Workshop for e-Learning by increasing the not to exceed amount to Thirty Six Thousand Dollars ($36,000).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0895 1 ResolutionResolution Authorizing The Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enter into an Agreement or Agreement(s) with Community Based Organizations for community and economic development for planning assistance in various neighborhoods in the City and providing operating support for these groups, and provide for the payment at a cost thereof, at a cost not to exceed $500,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0901 1 ResolutionResolution updating and amending the Rules of Council. (Executive Session held 11/14/22) (Public Hearing scheduled for 12/15/22)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0896 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution amending Resolution No. 450 of 2022 appointing Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) for an updated term to expire December 31st, 2022.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0897 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing J. Parker Goolsby as a member of the Disruptive Property Appeals Board of the City of Pittsburgh for a term to expire December 31, 2024.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2022-0898 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Jennifer Gula as Director of the Department of Finance.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0899 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution amending Resolution No. 566 of 2022 appointing Deidra Washington to serve as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for an updated term to expire April 30, 2024.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0900 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution amending Resolution No. 567 of 2022 appointing Morgan Overton to serve as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for an updated term to expire April 30, 2025.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0878 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for October 26, 2022 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2022-0847 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Joymarie Smith, in the amount of Three Thousand Five Hundred Fifty Eight Dollars and Ninety Five Cents ($3,558.95) in settlement of a claim for damage to her vehicle from a city PW vehicle near 2250 Centre Avenue on 10/26/21.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0848 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement or agreements with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, P.C., in an amount not to exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($30,000.00) for expert legal services related to litigation in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania at Case 2:22-cv-523-CRE.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0849 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement or agreements with Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLCC, in an amount not to exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($30,000.00) for expert legal services related to litigation in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania at Case 2:22-cv-523-CRE.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0850 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement or agreements with Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP, in an amount not to exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($30,000.00) for expert legal services related to litigation in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania at Case 2:22-cv-523-CRE.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0851 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement or agreements with Summers, McDonnell, Hudock, Guthrie & Rauch, P.C., in an amount not to exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($30,000.00) for expert legal services related to litigation in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania at Case 2:22-cv-523-CRE.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0852 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 886 of 2021, effective December 27, 2021, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2022 Capital Budget and the 2022 Community Development Block Grant Program, and the 2022 through 2027 Capital Improvement Program” by reducing FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS by $196,833.44 and increasing SLOPE FAILURE REMEDIATION by $196,833.44.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0853 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enter into an Agreement or Agreement(s) with agencies to provide emergency shelter services, street outreach services, rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services, and/or data collection activities, as associated with 2022 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds at a cost not to exceed $1,198,946.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0854 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to provide administration and operating expenses, housing and housing related supportive services to persons with HIV/AIDS and their families, at a total cost not to exceed $1,275,737.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0879 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for October 26, 2022 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2022-0839 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Department of Public Works, to apply for a grant from the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County’s Gaming Economic Tourism Fund for the Arsenal Renovation: Phase 1 project, in the amount of FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND AND SEVENTY ($428,070.00) DOLLARS for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0840 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an agreement or agreements with Power Construction Company for the Construction Phase of the CBD Signals Phase 4 Project; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof, not to exceed Three Million Eight Hundred Twenty Two Thousand Two Hundred One Dollars and Twenty Cents ($3,822,201.20).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0880 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for October 26, 2022 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2022-0855 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 886 of 2021, effective December 27, 2021, as amended, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2022 Capital Budget and the 2022 Community Development Block Grant Program, and the 2022 through 2027 Capital Improvement Program” so as to identify specific Public Service Grant projects in City Council District 2, District 3, District 4, and District 8 and authorize a subsequent Agreement or Agreements for operation/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment, and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities on behalf of the residents of the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0881 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for October 26, 2022 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2022-0841 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for 717 and 719 Eureka Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0842 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Finance to enter into a permanent easement with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) for the installation, maintenance, repair, operation, and removal of a sewer line on city-owned property (Parcel ID 25-P-150-0-01).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0844 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the following Publicly-Owned properties in the 13th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 174-N, Lots 80 and 81, located on the east side of North Homewood Avenue between Hamilton Avenue and Formosa Way and formerly known as 608 and 610 North Homewood Avenue (Council District No. 9).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0845 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the following Publicly-Owned properties in the 25th and 26th Wards of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 46-J, Lots 209, 210, 212, 219, 220, 337, and 341; and Block 46-N, Lots, 230, 231, 232, 234, and 235, located along the west side of Wilson Avenue between Burgess Street and Drum Avenue and along the east side of Wilson Avenue between Cutler Street and Perrysville Avenue (Council District No. 6).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0846 1 ResolutionResolution repealing Resolution 296 of 2022, effective June 14, 2022, authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the Publicly-Owned properties in the 20th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 19-G, Lots 2, 7, 56, 131, and 206; Block 20-M, Lots 77, 78, 79, and 112; and Block 20-S, Lot 46 (Council District No. 2).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video