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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/2/2024 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2024-0329 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, the week of April 1-5, 2024, has been designated as National Community Development Week to celebrate the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2024-0330 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, congratulations to the Elliott West End Athletic Association (EWEAA) Futsal Club for an awesome season; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2024-0331 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, Margo Kimble founded Pittsburgh Girls Who Walk in 2022 in order to provide a safe space for women of all ages to walk; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2024-0332 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, Michelle Peduto has served 21 years in Catholic Education in Pittsburgh. She plans to retire on June 30 as Secretary and Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh in order to focus on her health and share quality time with her family; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2024-0333 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, Peoples Oakland Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 to address the crisis posed by the deinstitutionalization of mental health care; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2024-0336 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, sexual assault remains a significant public health and human rights issue that affects individuals of all genders, ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds - more than half of all women and nearly one third of all men in America have experienced sexual violence; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2024-0322 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” to remove PITTSBURGH CONTINGENCY as a grant recipient and add BIRMINGHAM FOUNDATION as a grant recipient along with VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE and authorizing a subsequent Agreement for a total cost of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000).Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2024-0322 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” to remove PITTSBURGH CONTINGENCY as a grant recipient and add BIRMINGHAM FOUNDATION as a grant recipient along with VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE and authorizing a subsequent Agreement for a total cost of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000).Read and referred  Action details
2024-0321 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of the Major Cities Chiefs Association in an amount not to exceed SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND NO CENTS ($7,500.00), for payment of annual member dues.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2024-0335 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One, Administrative, Article III, Organization, Chapter 135, Department of City Planning, Section 135.01 - City Planning Commission as Head; Supervision and 135.02, - Powers and Duties of Commission, to amend the supervisory responsibility for the Department of City Planning.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2024-0323 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 703 of 2023 effective 10/31/2023 authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into an amended Professional Services Agreement with Fisher Phillips LLP for legal services in connection with collective bargaining, by increasing the approved amount by EIGHTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($85,000.00) for an amended total cost not-to-exceed THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($385,000.00) over three years.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2024-0324 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of the Allegheny County Department of Court Records for the purpose of adding funds to a designated drawdown account for filing legal papers on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh for an amount not to exceed EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($8,000.00) over one year.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2024-0325 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Ejetta Roberson, and her attorneys, Ainsman Levine, LLC for a single payment in 2024 in an amount not to exceed TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($25,000.00), in full and final settlement of litigation, filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas at G.D. 21-002922. (Executive Session held 4/3/24)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2024-0326 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 857 of 2023, effective December 27, 2023, as amended, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2024 Capital Budget, the proposed 2024 Community Development Program, and the 2024 through 2029 Capital Improvement Program” by reducing CHARLES ANDERSON BRIDGE (TIP) by ONE MILLION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,350,000), increasing COMPLETE STREETS by FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-SEVEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NINETY-NINE DOLLARS AND FIFTY-THREE CENTS ($577,299.53), increasing FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS by TWO HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-EIGHT DOLARS AND EIGHT CENTS ($294,428.08), and increasing SLOPE FAILURE REMEDIATION by FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY-EIGHT THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO DOLLARS AND THIRTY-NINE CENTS ($478,272.39).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2024-0327 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of Laswell Steel, in the amount of Twenty-Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($23,500.00), for the purpose of Replacement of all missing handrails at Mon Wharf Switchback Pedestrian Bridge; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2024-0328 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the designation as a Historic Site under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain site known as Beth Abraham Cemetery, located at 800 Stewart Avenue (138-G-140, 138-L-6, 138-L-30, 138-L-40, 138-L-150, 138-L-54, 138-M-1), in Overbrook, in the 32nd Ward, City of Pittsburgh. The owner of the property supports the nomination and there is no cost to the City. (Needs to be held for Public Hearing)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2024-0334 1 CommunicationCommunication from City Controller Rachael Heisler submitting a performance audit of the Pittsburgh Public Parking Authority, commonly known as the Pittsburgh Parking Authority (PPA), dated March 2024.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2024-0316 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for March 25, 2024 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2024-0217 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Network Deposition Services for legal transcript services for an amount not to exceed ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY-SEVEN DOLLARS AND THIRTEEN CENTS ($1,977.13) over one year. (Executive Session held 3/20/24)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0218 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC for expert legal services in connection with a litigation matter in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania filed at 2:18-cv-01567 for an amount not to exceed EIGHT THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-ONE DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS ($8,491.50) over one year. (Executive Session held 3/20/24)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0219 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Michael D. McDowell, Esq. for arbitration services for an amount not to exceed THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($3,800.00) over one year. (Executive Session held 3/20/24)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0220 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Adil-Sharif Alghurairi in an amount not to exceed THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($3,400.00) over one year, in full and final settlement of a claim (23C-0148) for damage to his parked vehicle from a City ES Recycling vehicle on April 21, 2023. (Executive Session held 3/20/24)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0270 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of James A. Genco, III, and his attorney, Joel S. Sansone for a single payment in 2024 in an amount not to exceed ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($175,000.00), in full and final settlement of litigation, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania at 2:21-cv-1518. (Executive Session held 3/20/24)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0271 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the sale of certain property, acquired by the City of Pittsburgh at tax sales. ITEMS A through Y: A: 3344 Webster Avenue, B: 5322 Kincaid Street, C: 6569 Odessa Place, D: 219 Meadow Street, E: 6990 Lemington Avenue, F: 6986 Lemington Avenue, G: 7227 Kedron Street, H: 7700 Kelly Street, I: 704 Brushton Avenue, J: 7715 Kelly Street, K: 0 Kelly Street, L: 7819 Kelly Street, M: 7831 Kelly Street, N: 550 Cora Street, O: 7828 Tioga Street, P: 519-521 Rosedale Street, Q: 6824 5th Avenue, R: 106 Giddings Street, S: 5146 Chaplain Way, T: 503 Climax Street, U: 871 Climax Street, V: 443 Vandalia Street, W: 3228 McClure Ave, X: 1936 Noblestown Road, Y: 1206 Amanda StreetPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0272 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the conveyance by the City of Pittsburgh of certain property, having been placed for sale to adjoining property owners in conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh Side Yard Program. ITEMS A through L: A: 3330 McNeil Place, B: 5014 Jordan Way, C: 5022 Jordan Way, D: 0 N Graham Street, E: 5404 Kincaid Street, F: 16 Shetland Avenue, G: 605 Lincoln Avenue, H: 24 Regina Street, I: 521 Climax Street, J: 512 Harker Street, K: 515 Lovelace Street, L: 0 Jucunda StreetPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0273 1 ResolutionResolution repealing an item in Resolution Number 807 of 2023, effective date December 7, 2023, in order to rescind the sale.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0274 1 ResolutionResolution repealing an item in Resolution Number 805 of 2023, effective date December 7, 2023, in order to rescind the sale.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0299 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into an agreement or agreements with Thomson Reuters for subscription to an online legal research tool at a cost not to exceed ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE THOUSAND TEN DOLLARS AND TWENTY-EIGHT CENTS ($133,010.28) over a term of 4 years.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0317 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety and Wellness for Match 25, 2024 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2024-0264 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending Ordinance No. 25 of 2016, amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Eight, Fire Prevention, by altering Chapter 802, "Fire Safe Building Inspection Program", in order to modify accreditation requirements applicable thereto.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0265 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 590 of 2021, which authorized the Mayor and the Director of Public Safety to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into a Professional Services Agreement or Agreements with Operation Better Block for the purpose of implementation of the Pittsburgh Group Violence Intervention Street Outreach Program, by increasing the approved amount by $200,000 for an amended total cost not-to-exceed FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE THOUSAND, THREE HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE DOLLARS ($433,333) over five years.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0318 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for March 25, 2024 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2024-0275 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 840 of 2019, effective January 1, 2020, as amended, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2020 Capital Budget and the 2020 Community Development Block Grant Program, and the 2020 through 2025 Capital Improvement Program,” so as to decrease Shepherd's Heart Fellowship by Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) and increase Urban League by Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) so as to fund specific Public Service Grant projects of the Mayor's Office and authorize a subsequent Agreement or Agreements.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0276 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 decrease Protecting And Restoring The Order Of Mankind With The Initiative Of Serving Elders (P.R.O.M.I.S.E.) by five thousand dollars ($5,000) and increase Urban League Of Greater Pittsburgh by five thousand dollars ($5,000), so as to fund specific Public Service Grant projects of the Mayor's Office and authorize a subsequent Agreement or Agreements.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0278 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of City Planning to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with the US Conference of Mayors for the purpose of receiving and spending grant funds in the amount of TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($250,000.00) to expand the City’s composting pilot.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0279 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 97 of 2023 further amending Resolution No. 877 of 2021 authorizing the Mayor and the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections to enter into an Amended Agreement or Agreements with ath Power Consulting Corporation to provide customer service and soft skills training to the Department’s staff, by increasing the approved amount by FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($45,000.00) for an amended total cost not-to-exceed ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($123,150.00) over 4 years.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0319 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Innovation, Performance, Asset Management, and Technology for March 25, 2024 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2024-0266 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of PowerDMS, Inc., for the use of the PowerDMS online policy and training management tool for the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections, at a cost not to exceed FIVE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED THREE DOLLARS AND FORTY-FOUR ($5,203.44) payable over one year.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0320 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental and Educational Affairs for March 25, 2024 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2024-0267 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 696-2023 authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works and/or the Director of the Department of Finance to extend the sublease agreement with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (“HACP”) for City Office space at 100 Ross Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for a twenty-two (22) month period effective on or about September 1, 2023 and ending on June 30, 2025, at a cost not to exceed Three Hundred and Sixteen Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($316,250.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0268 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing The Pittsburgh Land Bank to acquire all the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the Publicly-Owned properties in the 10th and 11th Wards of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 50-E, Lots 80 and 83; Block 50-F, Lot 101; Block 50-G, Lot 242; Block 50-H, Lot 59; Block 50-L, Lots 145 and 325-A; and Block 50-M, Lot 305 (0 Kincaid Street, 0 Kincaid Street, 4938 Rosetta Street, 0 Hillcrest Street, 318 N Graham Street, 0 Broad Street, 5205 Gem Way, and 5466 Broad Street - Council District No. 9), at no cost to the City.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0269 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing The Pittsburgh Land Bank to acquire all the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the Publicly-Owned properties in the 13th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 125-M, Lot 184, and Block 174-J, Lot 28 (0 Kelly Street - Council District No. 9), at no cost to the City.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2024-0290 2 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code at Title One: Article IX, Chapter 174: THE PITTSBURGH LAND BANK, Section 174A.05 BOARD OF DIRECTORS by expanding the board to eleven (11) board members, contingent upon the City of Pittsburgh entering into an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with Allegheny County, the Pittsburgh Public School District, and the Pittsburgh Land Bank.AMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2024-0290 2 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code at Title One: Article IX, Chapter 174: THE PITTSBURGH LAND BANK, Section 174A.05 BOARD OF DIRECTORS by expanding the board to eleven (11) board members, contingent upon the City of Pittsburgh entering into an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with Allegheny County, the Pittsburgh Public School District, and the Pittsburgh Land Bank.Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details
2024-0291 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to enter into Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreements with the County of Allegheny, Pittsburgh Public School District, and Pittsburgh Land Bank for the shared operation and administration of the Pittsburgh Land Bank.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video