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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/19/2005 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2005-2013 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh commends the participants of the Girls as Grantmakers program for the courageous stance these women took in sending a message of positive social change and the work they did in furthering the empowerment of young women across the country; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby declares Monday, December 19, 2005, “Girls as Grantmakers Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2005-2014 1 ProclamationNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh commends the Pittsburgh Passion for their superb 2005 football season, their fantastic sportsmanship, their goodwill endeavors for the benefit of others and most of all, welcomes the team and all of its supporters to the South Side. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that today, December 25, 2005, be hereby declared "Pittsburgh Passion Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2005-2015 1 ProclamationNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh congratulates and commends Lynn Wabby for over 20 years of dedicated service to the Brashear Football Team. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that today, December 19, 2005, be hereby declared "Lynn Wabby Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2005-2016 1 ProclamationNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh commends and congratulates Mabel Meyer for 57 years of success business and for her care and love of our children. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that today, December 19, 2005, be hereby declared "Mabel Meyer Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2005-2007 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Budget for December 14, 2005.Read, Received and Filed  Action details
2005-1936 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article VII, Business Related Taxes; Chapter 241, Amusement Tax, so as to comply with the requirements of Act 186 of 2004 by reducing to two and one-half (2.5%) percent the rate of tax applicable to admissions to performing arts for which the net proceeds inure exclusively to an Institution of Purely Public Charity,Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1969 1 ResolutionResolution making Appropriations to pay the expenses of conducting the Public Business of the City of Pittsburgh and for meeting the debt charges thereof for the Fiscal Year, beginning January 1, 2006.AMENDEDPass Action details
2005-1969 2 ResolutionResolution making Appropriations to pay the expenses of conducting the Public Business of the City of Pittsburgh and for meeting the debt charges thereof for the Fiscal Year, beginning January 1, 2006.Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details
2005-1970 2 ResolutionResolution fixing the number of officers and employees of the City of Pittsburgh, and the rate of compensation thereof, and setting minimum levels for designated positions.AMENDEDPass Action details
2005-1970 3 ResolutionResolution fixing the number of officers and employees of the City of Pittsburgh, and the rate of compensation thereof, and setting minimum levels for designated positions.Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details
2005-1971 1 ResolutionResolution adopting and approving the 2006 Capital Budget and the 2006 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2006 through 2011 Capital Improvement Program," by adjusting various line items in conformance with City Council's 2006 Capital Budget amendments.AMENDEDPass Roll call
2005-1971 2 ResolutionResolution adopting and approving the 2006 Capital Budget and the 2006 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2006 through 2011 Capital Improvement Program," by adjusting various line items in conformance with City Council's 2006 Capital Budget amendments.Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details
2005-1921 2 ResolutionResolution requesting the approval of an inter-municipal transfer of a restaurant liquor license, License No. R-19951, from Golden Shamrock Corporation, 4268 Verona Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15147 to R & G, Inc., c/o Richard J. Krist , President, 314 Avonworth Heights Drive, Verona, PA 15237, for the premises, located at 2023 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 known as Rick's Lefty's Bar in the Strip, pursuant to amended Pennsylvania Liquor Code, §4-461.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1934 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article IX, Property Taxes; Chapter 263, Real Property Tax and Exemption, Section 263.01, Levy and Rate on Lands and Buildings, by fixing the rate of taxation for 2006.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1935 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal; Article IX, Property Taxes; Chapter 263, Real Property Tax and Exemption; Section 263.02 Payment options, discount and delinquency penalty, by amending the rate of interest to be paid and deleting paragraph (c) (2).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1954 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal, Article VII, Business Related Taxes, Chapter 245, Earned Income Tax by fixing the rate of interest on certain delinquent Earned Income for [2005] 2006.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1955 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal, Article VII, Business Related Taxes, Chapter 246, Home Rule Tax by fixing the rate of interest on certain delinquent Earned Income for [2005] 2006.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1956 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of KDKA-TV, in the amount of $9,300.00 for the taping and broadcasting of a commercial entitled “Beat Auto Theft” and providing for the payment thereof. (PRESENTED BY MR. BODACK)Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1957 1 ResolutionResolution transferring a total of $4,176,500 from various accounts within the 2005 Operating Budget. This transfer is necessary to meet expenditures for the remainder of 2005.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1961 1 ResolutionResolution designating Banks and Lending Institutions to act as Depositories for the year 2006 in accordance with the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal, Article III, Depositories.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1962 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the assignment of the City's current lease with the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts to the entity created by the merger of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1963 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the vacation of Waterfront Place and portions of 12th Street and 13th Street, in the Second Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, and providing further for approval of a Memorandum of Understanding and an Agreement or Agreements between the Buncher Company and the City of Pittsburgh pursuant to which Buncher will convey to the City easements for trail purposes and will make certain trail improvements, and further authorizing creation of a trust fund with the Pittsburgh Foundation for the benefit of City trails maintenance, development and construction.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1972 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a Warrant in favor of Municipal Code Corporation, in the amount of Six Thousand Five Hundred Eighty-Eight Dollars ($6,588.00) in payment for Codification Services relative to semi-annual updates to the Zoning Code, chargeable to and payable from Account 525900, Sub Class 150, Org. 110000, Budget Year 2005.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1973 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 121 of 2003, effective March 14, 2003 entitled, “Resolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or use of existing Agreements and/or a Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Contracts, and for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, and/or services for various projects in connection with City Council's 2003 Community Needs Program; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof,” by amending various line items in Council District 6.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1984 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a $475,000.00 warrant in favor of Donald Wei individually and on behalf of the persons entitled to share in the estate of Evelyn Wei, deceased, c/o John P. Gismondi, Esquire, 310 Grant Street, Suite 700 Grant Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, in settlement of a lawsuit filed at GD 04-022533 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-2008 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works and Environmental Services for December 14, 2005.Read, Received and Filed  Action details
2005-1964 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements or for the use of existing Agreements with a Consultant or Consultants for the design of the McArdle Viaduct No. 1; also providing for a Reimbursement Agreement or Agreements with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation; and further providing for the payment of the costs thereof, not to exceed $600,000.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1985 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Joseph & Debra York, 109 Arion Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a deck on the right-of-way of Arion Street in the 19th Ward, 4th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1986 1 ResolutionResolution granting to the Peoples Natural Gas Company, d/b/a Dominion, a gas line easement and the privilege and license to install, use, operate, maintain, repair, renew and finally remove said gas line across Schenley Plaza. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1987 1 ResolutionResolution changing the name of a 20 Foot Unnamed Way from Ilion Street to Christmas Street in the 15th Ward, 5th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-2009 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Planning, Zoning and Land Use for December 14, 2005.Read, Received and Filed  Action details
2005-1872 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Zoning Code, Title Nine, Article One, Chapter 902 Section 902.03, and Zoning District Map Nos. 7, 11, and 12 by changing various zoning district classifications in the STRIP DISTRICT neighborhood in accord with Map Pittsburgh: Zoning for your Neighborhood, the city's zoning re-mapping project relative to the city's new Urban Zoning Code.AMENDEDPass Action details
2005-1872 2 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Zoning Code, Title Nine, Article One, Chapter 902 Section 902.03, and Zoning District Map Nos. 7, 11, and 12 by changing various zoning district classifications in the STRIP DISTRICT neighborhood in accord with Map Pittsburgh: Zoning for your Neighborhood, the city's zoning re-mapping project relative to the city's new Urban Zoning Code.Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details
2004-0767 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title Nine, Zoning, Article IX, Chapter 911-"Primary Uses" Section 911.02 "Use Table" by adding Forestry as a permitted use under Special Exception in all zoning districts, Chapter 911.04.A. "Standards That Apply to Uses Listed in the Use Table" to address Forestry; and by supplementing Chapter 926, "Definitions", by including additional definitions.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1848 2 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, all Sections by renaming the PO, Parks and Open Space district to P, Parks district; amending Section 905.02 H, Hillside district by amending lot area requirements, eliminating setback requirements, adding area of disturbance requirements; amending Article III, Section 906: Environmental Overlay Districts by adding a new overlay district as Section 906.08: SS-O, Steep Slope Overlay district and new use definitions and standards for review; and Article VI, Section 915: Environmental Performance Standards by adding new text as Chapter 915 with new definitions and standards.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1870 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Zoning Code, Title Nine, Article One, Section 902.03, Zoning District Maps No.10 and 11 of the Pittsburgh Code are hereby amended so as to change the following zoning district classifications by changing various zoning district classifications in the Lawrenceville neighborhood, 6th, 9th and 10th Wards.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1871 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Map by changing zoning district boundaries by extending the SP-4 district to S 1st St, extending the DR-C, GT-C and GT-B districts to the 16th St Bridge and creating the new GT-E district bounded by the Crosstown Expressway, Crawford St and Fifth Ave; and amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning with changes regarding Gaming Enterprises including amending text for the SP-4 district, adding text for the GT-E Subdistrict, adding Gaming Enterprise to the Use Table, amending the Use Standards for Adult Entertainment, Parking, Commercial, Firearm Business Establishment, Check Cashing and Pawn Shop uses, revising landscaping standards for surface parking, adding Site Plan Review criteria for large footprint buildings, amending the Project Development Plan, Preliminary Land Development Plan and Final Land Development Plan procedures and adding new definitions.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-2010 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Housing, Economic Develpment and Promotion for December 14, 2005.Read, Received and Filed  Action details
2005-1974 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing Resolution No. 891, effective January 1, 2003, as amended, entitled: “Adopting and approving the 2003 Capital Budget and the 2003 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2003 through 2008 Capital Improvement Program, by adjusting various line items in conformance with City Council's 2003 Capital Budget amendments.” by amending various line items in Council District 6.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1975 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing Resolution No. 861, effective January 1, 2000, as amended, entitled: “Adopting and approving the 2000 Capital Budget and the 2000 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2000 through 2005 Capital Improvement Program, by adjusting various line items in conformance with City Council's 2000 Capital Budget amendments,” by amending various line items in Council District 6.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1991 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No.870 effective December 16, 2003, entitled: "Resolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with various community organizations for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment; and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh, at a cost not to exceed $1,076,844.90, chargeable to and payable from the 1997 Community Development Block Grant Program" so as to reprogram funds in City Council from "Allequippa Terrace Resident Council" (-2,000), and "Bedford Dwelling Resident Council" (-2,000); to the "Schenley Heights Community Development Corporation (+4,000).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1992 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 887, effective December 16, 2003 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 1997 Community Development Block Grant Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories" so as to reprogram funds in City Council from the "Allequippa Terrace Residents Council" (-2,000) and "Bedford Dwelling Residents Council" (-2,000) to the Schenley Heights Community Development Corporation (+4,000).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1993 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 263, effective May 5, 2005 entitled: The Mayor and the Director of the Department of City Planning of the City of Pittsburgh are hereby authorized to enter into an Agreement or Agreements, in a form approved by the City Solicitor, with the following various community organizations, for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh and further, authorizing various departments to enter into contract(s) or use existing contract(s) for street paving and other related costs, for the purchase of equipment and/or furniture and installation thereof, at a cost not to exceed $1,000,000.00 chargeable to and payable from the 2005 Community Development Block Grant Program "City Council" so as to reprogram funds in City Council from "District 6 Equipment" (-3,400) to the "Central Baptist Church Central Development Corp." (+1,174.74) and the "Schenley Height Development Corp." (+2,225.26).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1994 1 ResolutionResolution Amending Resolution No. 750, effective December 20, 2005, 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; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from "District 6 Equipment" (-3,400) to the "Central Baptist Church Central Development Corp" (+1,174.74) and "Schenley Heights Development Corp." (+2,225.26).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1995 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 662, effective November 15, 2005 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 for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh and further, authorizing various departments to enter into contract or contracts or use existing contract or contracts for street paving and other related costs the purchase of equipment and/or furniture at a cost not to exceed $972,000.00; so as to reprogram funds in City Council from "African American Council of the Arts" (-5,000) and from Perrysville Senior Center" (-4,000) and from the Southwest Pittsburgh C.D.O. (-5,000) to the "Central Baptist Church Central Development Corp." (+14,000).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1996 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 261, effective May 5, 2005, 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 2004 Community Development Block Grant Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from "African-American Council of the Arts" (-5,000) and from "Perrysville Senior Center" (-4,000) and from "Southwest Pittsburgh Community Development Organization" (-5,000) to the "Central Baptist Church Central Development Corp." (+14,000)Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1997 1 Resolution Resolution No. 872, effective December 16, 2003 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 for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh and further, authorizing various departments to enter into contract or contracts or use existing contract or contracts for the purchase of equipment and/or furniture at a cost not to exceed $1,129,744.64, "so as to reprogram funds in City Council from "Macedonia Outreach" (-5,000) and the "Hill House Community Festival" (-176.74) to the "Schenley Heights Community Development Corp." (+5,176.74). Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1998 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 550, effective September 27, 2005, 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 1999 Community Development Block Grant Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories, "so as to transfer funds in City Council from "Macedonia Outreach" (-5,000) and the "Hill House Community Festival" (-176.74) to the "Schenley Heights Community Development Corp." (+5,176.74). Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-1999 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 537 effective September 27, 2005, 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 for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh and further, authorizing various departments to enter into contract or contracts or use existing contract or contracts for the purchase of equipment and/or furniture at a cost not to exceed $1,440,896.62" so as to transfer funds from City Council, "District 6 Equipment" (-2,960), to the "Schenley Heights Community Development Corp." (+2,960).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-2000 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 551, effective September 27, 2005, as 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 2000 Community Development Block Grant Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories", so as to reprogram funds in City Council from "District 6 Equipment" (-2,960) to the "Schenley Heights Community Development Corp." (+2,960)Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-2001 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 539, effective September 27, 2005, which presently reads as follows: The Mayor and the Director of the Department of City Planning of the City of Pittsburgh are hereby authorized to enter into an Agreement or Agreements, in a form approved by the City Solicitor, with the following various community organizations, for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh and further, authorizing various departments to enter into contract(s) or use existing contract(s) for the purchase of equipment and/or furniture and installation thereof, at a cost not to exceed $1,153,750.00, chargeable to and payable from the 2001 Community Development Block Grant Program "City Council", so as to reprogram funds in City Council from: "Big Friends, Little Friends" (-638.00) and "Frazier-Ward Community Center" (-5,000) to the "Schenley Heights Community Development Corp." (+5,658)Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-2002 1 ResolutionResolution Amending Resolution No. 552, effective September 27, 2005, 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 2001 Community Development Block Grant Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories", so as to reprogram funds in City Council from "Big Friends, Little Friends" (-638.00) and "Frazier-Ward Community Center" (-5,000) to the "Schenley Heights Community Development Corporation" (+5,638).Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-2011 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Youth Policy for December 14, 2005.Read, Received and Filed  Action details
2005-2003 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 176, effective April 2, 2002, entitled “Resolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with various community organizations, for operational/administrative and various other expenses at a cost not to exceed $141,000.00, chargeable to and payable from Parks and Recreation's General Fund Grant Account (Parks Grants)” by decreasing African American Worker's Union by $1,000 and adding Arlington Civic Council $1,000.00 the total amount of all grants shall not exceed $168,500.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-2012 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for December 19, 2005.Read, Received and Filed  Action details
2005-1915 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Chief of the Bureau of Police to enter into an agreement with Cover Your Assets, LLC, to provide computer-based products and services relating to scheduling management, cost not to exceed $30,950.00. Passed FinallyPass Action details
2005-2017 1I.ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh will only support the allocation of a slots casino license to an applicant who will fully, privately fund a new arena within the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details