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Meeting Name: Standing Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/8/2015 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2015-1825 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title VI, Article 1, to add a new Section 626, "Paid Sick Days Act," to improve the public health by granting Paid Sick Time to employees in the city of Pittsburgh.Held for Post Agenda Pass Action details Video Video
2015-1803 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing issuance of a warrant in the amount of $4,646.55, in favor of Sherman Hopson, 2421 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, for property damage to his parked vehicle from a City ES refuse vehicle on March 2, 2015 on N. Mathlilda Street.Held in CommitteePass Action details Video Video
2015-1596 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 492 of 2014 to authorize an increase in compensation for Campbell, Durrant, Beatty, Palombo, and Miller, P.C. to provide professional legal services and expert advice for collective bargaining and/or interest arbitration. The cost of the increase shall not exceed $60,000, for a total dollar amount of $160,000.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1709 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of two (2) warrants: one warrant in the total sum of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) in favor of LTMK, Inc., and one warrant in the total sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) in favor of the Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh as payment for unpaid financial obligations to the City on behalf of Estate of Thomas J. Dempsey, Esquire, releasing and discharging the City of Pittsburgh from all claims arising from alleged actions or omissions incident to real property identified as No. 2 Doerr Street, Block and Lot Number 44-F-100 (Parcel 0044-F-00100-0000-00).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1734 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Eight Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety-Three Dollars and Thirty-Five Cents ($8,793.35) in favor of Powers, Garrison & Hughes, 436 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for transcription services, charging same to 11101.53513.108000.2015.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1735 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of $2,478.00 to Burns White LLC, Four Northshore Center, and 106 Isabella St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 for professional consulting services in connection with expert consulting services related to Beech Construction Inc. vs. City of Pittsburgh.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2015-1736 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Professional Services Agreement in the total sum of Sixty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($60,000.00) to Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP, One Oxford Centre, Suite 1150, 301 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for professional consulting and legal services in relation to an action filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania filed at 2:15-cv-00555.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1758 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Two Thousand Four Hundred Forty-Three Dollars and Seventy-Two Cents ($2,443.72) in favor of Donald S. McPherson, Labor Arbitrator, PO Box 638, Indiana, PA, 15701-0638 for arbitration services, charging same to 11101.53.53513.108000.2015.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2014-1020 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title VII Business Licensing, Article X Rental of Residential Housing, Chapter 781 Residential Housing Rental Permit Program by repealing the current Chapter and replacing with a new Chapter 781 Residential Housing Rental Permit Program.Held in CommitteePass Action details Video Video
2015-1467 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the City of Pittsburgh, Code of Ordinances, Title Four, Public Places and Property, by adding Article X: Filming Activities, Chapter 492 “Film Permits.”Held in CommitteePass Action details Video Video
2015-1792 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution Number 858, effective January 1, 2015, as amended, entitled Resolution adopting and approving the 2015 Capital Budget and the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2015 through 2020 Capital Improvement Program, so as to add projects for the Mayor’s Office and City Council District 1. Also, to reprogram funds within Public Works from: “Play Area Improvements” (-$60,000.00) and “Sport Facility Improvements” (-$40,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Building Improvements” (+$100,000.00).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1799 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 858, effective January 1, 2015, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2015 Capital Budget and the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2015 through 2020 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing Play Area Improvements (-$300,000.00) and Sport Facility Improvements (-$150,000.00), and transferring the funding to the Facility Improvements (+$450,000.00) line item.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1801 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No.858, effective, January 1, 2015, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2015 Capital Budget and the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2015 through 2020 Capital Improvement Program,” by transferring $87,000.00 BOND funds from the “PennDOT Local Share” line item” to the “Greenfield Avenue Bridge” line item.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2015-1802 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 311, effective May 14, 2015, entitled “Providing for an Agreement or Agreements or for the use of existing Agreements, providing for a Contract or Contracts or for the use of existing Contracts, and providing for design, repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and/or the purchase of materials and supplies in connection with the demolition and replacement of the Greenfield Avenue Bridge; including Construction Management Services; providing for a Reimbursement Agreement or Agreements with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof.” by increasing the project allocation by $1,740,000 from $19,000,000 to $20,740,000.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1768 2 ResolutionResolution calling on the Department of City Planning to create an inventory and map of properties zoned for use as “Community Homes” in the City of Pittsburgh, for internal distribution to City Council.AMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2015-1768 2 ResolutionResolution calling on the Department of City Planning to create an inventory and map of properties zoned for use as “Community Homes” in the City of Pittsburgh, for internal distribution to City Council.Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1818 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 718, effective November 28, 2012, entitled: Providing for an Agreement or Agreements with various community organizations for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment; and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities; and for administrative/operational costs, maintenance, purchase of equipment, and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities of various departmental programs/projects for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh, at a cost not to exceed $800,000.00, so as to transfer funds in the Mayor’s Office from: “Downtown Neighborhood Association (-$5,000.00); and transfer these funds to “Rosedale Block Cluster” (+$5,000.00).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1819 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 195, effective April 9, 2015, providing for an Agreement or Agreements with various community organizations for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment; and /or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities; and for administrative/operational costs, maintenance, purchase of equipment, and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities of various departmental programs/projects for the behalf of residents of the City of Pittsburgh, at a cost not to exceed $800,000.00; so as to reprogram funds in the Mayor’s Office from: “Downtown Neighborhood Association” (-$5,000.00), and transfer these funds to “Rosedale Block Cluster” (+$5,000.00).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1731 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of City Planning to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to produce a safety video in support of a Bicycle and Pedestrian Marketing Program in the City and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed one hundred thousand ($100,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose. The City’s Bike Pittsburgh’s funding share of this grant agreement or agreements is in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) and shall be payable from the 2013 Bicycle and Transportation Planning bond account. The State Government’s (PennDOT) share of this grant agreement or agreements is seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000.00) and shall be deposited into the City’s Grants Trust Fund.TABLEDPass Action details Not available
2015-1783 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 541, effective September 21, 2012, entitled: Resolution providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2005 Community Development Block Grant Program; so as to reprogram funds within Public Works from: “McArdle Roadway Viaduct #1” (-$2,933.00); and transfer these funds to “Building Improvements” (+$2,933.00).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2015-1784 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 272, effective May 6, 2015, entitled: “Resolution providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2006 Community Development Block Grant Program; “so as to transfer funds within Public Works from: “Penn Avenue Reconstruction” (-$62,485.64), “Slope Remediation” (-$654.31) and “South Highland Avenue Bridge” (-$32,512.69) and transfer these funds to “Building Improvements” (+$95,652.64).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2015-1785 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 343, effective June 3, 2015, entitled: Resolution providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2008 Community Development Block Grant Program, so as to reprogram funds in Public Works from: “Bates Street/2nd Avenue Intersection” (-$745.50) and “McArdle Viaduct #1” (-$50,561.41) and transfer these funds to “Building Improvements” (+$51,306.91).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2015-1786 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 366, effective June 10, 2015, as amended, entitled: providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of HUD for a grant in connection with the 2009 CDBG Program; so as to transfer funds from within Public Works from “Broad Street” (-$13,093.34), “Penn Ave. Reconstruction” (-$77,982.10), “East Liberty-Penn” (-$21,907.04), “Penn Avenue Corridor Phasing Plan” (-$70,000.00), “West Ohio Street/Ridge Avenue Bridge” (-$5,255.53) and “Anderson Street Underpass” (-$37,758.10); and transfer these funds to “Building Improvements” (+$225,996.11).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2015-1788 2 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 347, effective June 3, 2015 entitled: providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2011 Community Development Block Grant Program; so as to reprogram funds within Public Works from: “Audible Traffic Signals” (-$28,888.52), “Flex Beam Guiderails” (-$31,889.00) and “Slope Failure Remediation” (-$1,935.26), and transfer these funds to “Building Improvements” (+62,712.78).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2015-1788 2 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 347, effective June 3, 2015 entitled: providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2011 Community Development Block Grant Program; so as to reprogram funds within Public Works from: “Audible Traffic Signals” (-$28,888.52), “Flex Beam Guiderails” (-$31,889.00) and “Slope Failure Remediation” (-$1,935.26), and transfer these funds to “Building Improvements” (+62,712.78).ReconsideredPass Action details Not available
2015-1788 2 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 347, effective June 3, 2015 entitled: providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2011 Community Development Block Grant Program; so as to reprogram funds within Public Works from: “Audible Traffic Signals” (-$28,888.52), “Flex Beam Guiderails” (-$31,889.00) and “Slope Failure Remediation” (-$1,935.26), and transfer these funds to “Building Improvements” (+62,712.78).AMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2015-1788 2 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 347, effective June 3, 2015 entitled: providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2011 Community Development Block Grant Program; so as to reprogram funds within Public Works from: “Audible Traffic Signals” (-$28,888.52), “Flex Beam Guiderails” (-$31,889.00) and “Slope Failure Remediation” (-$1,935.26), and transfer these funds to “Building Improvements” (+62,712.78).Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details Not available
2015-1789 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 349, effective June 3, 2015, entitled: Amending the Capital Budget and providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2012 Community Development Block Grant Program; so as to reprogram funds within Public Works from: “Slope Failure Remediation” (-$100,000.00) and transfer these funds to “Building Improvement” (+$100,000.00).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1790 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 368, effective June 10, 2015 entitled: Amending the Capital Budget and providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2013 Community Development Block Grant Program; so as to reprogram funds within Public Works from: “Street Lighting” (-$200,000.00) and “Wall Step and Fence Program” (-$10,275.28); and transfer these funds to “Building Improvements” (+$210,275.28).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1791 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 196, effective April 15, 2015, Resolution providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2014 Community Development Block Grant Program; so as to reprogram funds within Public Works from: “Street Lighting” (-$200,000.00) and “Wall, Step and Fence Program” (-$67,142.42); and transfer these funds to “Building Improvements” (+$267,142.42).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1793 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto GNC Store No. 2788, 3721 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a handicap ramp with handrail on Forbes Avenue in 4th Ward, Council District 5 of the City of Pittsburgh, USA.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1794 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into 1) a Cooperation and Project Agreement or Agreements with the University of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and 2) a Data Sharing Agreement or Agreements with the University of Pittsburgh or a Joint Data Sharing Agreement or Agreements with the University of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County pertaining to the creation and operation of a web-based open data portal to be named the Regional Data Center and further authorizing the Director of Innovation & Performance to execute one or more Data Deposit and/or Data User Agreements if required to facilitate the City’s contribution to and use of the Regional Data Center.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1795 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with the Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors Inc. to receive $295,840 in funding to support (1) two staff positions - Senior Resilience Coordinator and Resilience Analyst within the Department of Innovation and Performance; (2) Participation in the Rockefeller Foundations 100 Resilient Cities Initiative and (3) and the development of a City-wide Resilience Plan.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1796 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Innovation and Performance to enter into a Fellowship Participation Agreement with CORO Pittsburgh.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1797 1 ResolutionResolution Authorizing the Mayor and Chief of Innovation and Performance to enter into a Fellowship Participation Agreement with Public Allies of Pittsburgh.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1798 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing an amendment to the existing Rooftop License Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and 600 GS Prop LP, a Pennsylvania limited partnership, in order to extend the term through May 5, 2018, at a cost not to exceed eighty-four thousand one hundred forty-seven dollar and eighty-nine cents ($84,147.89).AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1800 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No.858, effective, January 1, 2015, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2015 Capital Budget and the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2015 through 2020 Capital Improvement Program,” by adding $406,000.00 OTHER funds to the “Facility Improvements” line item. Funds will be transferred from the Comcast Franchise Trust Fund and the Verizon Franchise Trust Fund to reimburse this line item.AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Not available
2015-1780 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an Application to the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant of up to $1,000,000 for Carlow University’s University Commons project. (Council District 6)AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1781 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in connection with the URA’s application for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant of up to $1,000,000 for Carlow University’s University Commons project. (Council District 9)AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2015-1782 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh designating URA as the City’s agent for administration of the 2015-2016 HOME Investments Partnership Program. (Council Districts: All)AFFIRMATIVELY RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video