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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/6/2010 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2010-0295 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Strong Women Strong Girls for the critical impact it is making in Pittsburgh's future by supporting girls and women in our region and for hosting the “Jump into Spring!” event on April 10, 2010.AdoptedPass Action details
2010-0296 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognizes the nominees for excelling in their industry and thanks them for using their skills to support organizations in the Pittsburgh region; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby declares April 8, 2010, “CIO of the Year Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details
2010-0297 1 ProclamationNow, Therefore, be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend: Lois Boehm Mary Ann Dugan Mary Gedeon Shirley Gedman Frances Hess Kay Holzworth Ray Kramer Elizabeth Kuader Mathilda Lopisnki Ruth Mandrier Ida Popko Cecelia Regec Ron Tuttle Florence Walsh Josephine Whipkey Mary Wittmer Carol Zeybel Ralph Siller and Elder-Ado Inc., for their tireless work to better lives of our City's seniors.AdoptedPass Action details
2010-0298 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, does hereby commend and congratulate Mrs. Daniher on her 80th birthday and 60th wedding anniversary and does hereby declare Wednesday, April 7, 2010 to be "Theresa Daniher Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2010-0299 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend A Child's Place at Mercy and their experienced staff for their commitment to abolishing child abuse and hereby declares the month of April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month”; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, April 6, 2010, to be “A Child's Place” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2010-0300 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the Watchful Shepherd for providing such a unique and useful system of watching over our most valuable possessions: our children; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, April 6, 2010, to be “Watchful Shepherd Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2010-0301 1 ProclamationTHEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, does, hereby, congratulate and commend Captain James Dolan for his 42 years of dedicated service with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and wish him a safe, healthy and restful retirement. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, does, hereby, declare, Tuesday, March 30, 2010 to be “Captain James Dolan Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2010-0302 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and honor Paul Martha for his noteworthy achievements and remarkable career; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Thursday, April 8, 2010, to be “PAUL MARTHA DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details
2010-0303 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize the Pittsburgh Action Against Rape for 38 years of providing crucial and necessary services to victims of sexual violence and for becoming the premier agency dedicated to prevention of sexual violence and to education and advocacy in Western Pennsylvania ; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby celebrate with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape in its Celebration of Survivors Event to honor those survivors of sexual violence who they themselves demonstrate courage , healing and trust. AdoptedPass Action details
2010-0294 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Directors of Public Safety and City Planning to enter into an agreement or agreements or contract or contracts with the Pittsburgh Community Services Inc. and One Vision, One Life Inc. University of Pittsburgh and Professor David Kennedy for the purpose of designing and implementing the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime, at a cost not to exceed $200,000. Read and referred  Action details
2010-0290 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 122, effective March 20, 2007, entitled “Authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh providing for the transfer to URA of $2,255,000 for projects in various City neighborhoods” by decreasing the Major Development line item by $300,000 and increasing the Neighborhood Business and Economic Development line item by the same amount. (Council Districts: All).Read and referred  Action details
2010-0291 1 ResolutionResolution further amending resolution No. 759 of 2006 entitled “Adopting and Approving the 2007 Capital Budget and the 2007 Community Development Block Grant Program and approving the 2007 through 2012 Capital Improvement Program” by reducing the Major Development line item by $300,000 and increasing the Neighborhood Business and Economic Development Line Item by the same amount. (Council Districts: All)Read and referred  Action details
2010-0292 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the execution of a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh for the administration of certain projects and programs, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, not to exceed $2,250,000. (Council Districts: All).Read and referred  Action details
2010-0259 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Young Women's Christian Association of Pittsburgh, 305 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222,, 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 Third Avenue and a concrete landing with handrail at 305 Wood Street in the 1st Ward, Council District of the City of Pittsburgh. Read and referred  Action details
2010-0260 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, 420 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Suite 625, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a canopy over the sidewalk area at 2114 Centre Avenue. in the 5th Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh. Read and referred  Action details
2010-0261 1 ResolutionResolution vacating a portion of Unnamed Way, and a portion of Saline Street in the 14th and 15th Ward, 5th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh. ..Body WHEREAS, it appears by the petition and affidavit on file in the Office of the City Clerk that the owners of the majority of property fronting or abutting on the line of this Unnamed Way, and a portion of Saline Street in the 14th and 15th Ward, 5th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, have petitioned the council of the City of Pittsburgh to enact a resolution for the vacation of same, and WHEREAS, said petition contains inter-alia, an indemnification of the city from any claims and from the payment of any damages whatsoever resulting to any properties owned by the petitioners or by and persons whatsoever, abutting or non-abutting, for or by reason of said vacation; therefore Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows: Section 1. That vacating a portion of an Unnamed Way between Maromas Street and its terminus: All that certain strip of ground situate in the 14th Ward of the City ofRead and referred  Action details
2010-0274 1 ResolutionResolution adopting official sewage facilities plan for the CONSOL ENERGY CENTER at 1001 5th Avenue, (Sports and Exhibition Authority).Read and referred  Action details
2010-0275 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 613, effective October 28, 2009 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 and the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh; and further, authorizing various City Departments to enter into contact or contracts or use existing contract or contracts for street paving, the purchase of equipment and/or furniture and other related costs at a costs not to exceed 800,000.00”, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from the “Salvation Army” (-$2,000), and from the “Three Rivers Employment Services, Inc.” (-$1,500); and transfer these funds to the “Perry Hilltop citizens Council” (+$3,500).Read and referred  Action details
2010-0276 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 65, effective February 22, 2010, 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; 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 “Salvation Army” (-$2,000.00) and from the “Three Rivers Employment Services, Inc” (-$1,500) and transfer these funds to the “Perry Hilltop Citizens Council” (+$3,500).Read and referred  Action details
2010-0277 1 ResolutionResolution Amending Resolution No. 617, effective October 28, 2009, 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 City departments to enter into a contract or contracts or use existing contracts for street paving, the purchase of equipment and/or furniture and other related costs, at a cost not to exceed $800,000.00, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from: "Breachmenders Ministries" (-$5,000), and from "Mercy Hospital of Pgh.-Children's Medical Center" (-$4,500), and from "Hill District Dodgers Baseball League" (-$1,000), and from "New Hill District Business Association" (-$2,500), and from "Small Seeds Development, Inc." (-$2,500); and transfer these funds to "Community Human Services" (+$3,000), and to "Reading is Fundamental" (+$5,000), and to "Northside Coalition on Fair Housing" (+5,000) and to the "Young Men and Women'sRead and referred  Action details
2010-0278 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 623, effective November 21,2008 entitled: by 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 2007 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 "Breachmenders Ministries" (-$5,000), and from "Mercy Hospital of Pgh.-Children's Medical Center" (-$4,500), and from "Hill District Dodgers Baseball Team" (-$1,000), and from "New Hill District Business Association" (-$2,500), and from "Small Seeds Development" (-$2,500); and transfer these funds to "Community Human Services" (+$3,000), and to "Reading is Fundamental" (+$5,000); and to "Northside CoalitionRead and referred  Action details
2010-0279 1 ResolutionResolution Repealing Resolution No. 773, effective December 31, 2009 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 and the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh; and further, authorizing various City Departments to enter into contact or contracts or use existing contract or contracts for street paving, the purchase of equipment and/or furniture and other related costs at a costs not to exceed 800,000.00”, so as to reprogram funds in City Council from the “Salvation Army” (-$2,000), and from the “Three Rivers Employment Services, Inc.” (-$1,500); and transfer these funds to the “Bethlehem Haven” (+$3,500). Read and referred  Action details
2010-0280 1 ResolutionResolution Repealing Resolution No. 775, effective December 31, 2009 entitled: by 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 2007 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 "Breachmenders Ministries" (-$5,000), and from "Mercy Hospital of Pgh.-Children's Medical Center" (-$4,500), and from "Hill District Dodgers Baseball Team" (-$1,000), and from "New Hill District Business Association" (-$2,500), and from "Small Seeds Development" (-$2,500); and transfer these funds to "Community Human Services" (+$10,500), and to "Reading is Fundamental" (+$5,000). Read and referred  Action details
2010-0283 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a professional services agreement or agreements for accounting, auditing and consulting services to the City related to tax collection, internal controls, financial reporting, performance and fiscal auditing, and financial systems implementation. Cost not to exceed $250,000.00.Read and referred  Action details
2010-0284 1 ResolutionResolution repealing items in Resolutions approved on various dates, authorizing the sale of properties in various wards of the City of Pittsburgh, in accordance with Act No. 171 of 1984, “Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act”, effective December 11, 1984. Items A and B: A: 405 Tabor; B: 59 Welsh. Read and referred  Action details
2010-0285 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the filing of petitions for the sale of certain properties, acquired at tax sales in accordance with Act No. l7l of l984, “Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act”, effective December 11, 1984. ITEMS A through T - (NOTE: E, G, J DELETED). A: 1417 Adams; B: 5230 Keystone; C: 2619 Perrysville; D: 294 Journal; E: 1600 Lowrie (DELETED); F: 2627 Perrysville; G: 1422 Gardner (DELETED); H: 3269 Bainton; I: 5223 Gertrude; J: 2112 Lappe (DELETED); K: 2331 Fifth; L: 513 Grace; M: 5167 Dearborn; N: 1426 Sandusky; O: 2333 Fifth; P: 826 thru 828, 830 thru 832, 836 & 838 E Ohio; Q: 843 Phineas; R: 54 Rostock; S: 836 Concord; T: 840 thru 842, 844 thru 846 Concord. Read and referred  Action details
2010-0286 1 ResolutionResolution providing for conveyance by the City of Pittsburgh of certain property, under Act No. l7l of l984, entitled, “Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act”, effective December 11, 1984. ITEMS A and B. A: 213-215 Henderson; B: 2328 Valera. Read and referred  Action details
2010-0287 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the conveyance by the City of Pittsburgh of certain property, under Act No. 171 of 1984, entitled, "Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act", effective December 11, 1984; having been placed for sale to adjoining property owners in conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh/City Source Associates Sideyard Program. ITEMS A through I. A: 2329 Fifth Ave; B: 5458 Rosetta St; C: 221 Meadows St; D: 5138 Chaplain St; E: 3215 Josephine St; F: 926 Excelsior St; G: 201 Hallock St; H: Rustic Ave; I: 1130 Lakewood Ave. Read and referred  Action details
2010-0288 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the filing of petitions for the sale of certain properties, acquired at tax sales, in accordance with Act No.171 of 1984, “Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act”, effective December 11, 1984. ITEMS A through D. (NOTE: ITEM D DELETED) A: 6046 Jackson; B: 1134 Woodland; C: 350 Enright; D: 4 Noblestown. (DELETED)Read and referred  Action details
2010-0289 1 ResolutionResolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a professional services agreement or agreements with the Animal Rescue League, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, for professional services in connection with the detention, care and/or euthanasia of domestic animals, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof. Cost not to exceed $1,140,000, subject to annual appropriation by Council.Read and referred  Action details
2010-0293 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title 6, Conduct, Article VII Disruptive Properties, Chapter 670: Disruptive Property Abatement, by changing the timeframe for declaration of a nuisance for three separate violations occurring within a 60 day period to a timeframe of 180 days. Read and referred  Action details
2010-0282 1 PetitionPetition from the residents of the City of Pittsburgh requesting a public hearing before City Council relative to the following: 1. Police Protocols and Practices on Patrolling and improving Police Community Relations. 2. Mandatory Police Training to include Cultural Competency. 3. Legislative changes to City Charter that specifically will prohibit the reinstatement of Police Officers who have been dismissed because of misconduct or brutality on citizens including those reinstated through the arbitration process. 4. Release and Publish the data of the automated early warning system as deemed appropriate under Paragraph 12, 15, 16, and 17 of the City of Pittsburgh Consent Decree. This would provide data regarding Total number of people who were stopped and frisked by police, of that total the race of those individuals stopped and the crime determined during the stop. 5. Amendments to the City Charter regarding the appointment process for members to the Civilian Police Review Board. 6. Performance Accountability for Elected Officials, Police Management, Police Force, complaint inRead and referred  Action details
2010-0272 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for March 29, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2010-0171 2 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the City Code at Title Seven: Business Licensing; Article V: Trade Occupations Service Businesses, by adding a new Chapter At 780, Towing Business Licensing Setting Forth Requirements for Towing Business Registration, Tow Truck Driver Registration and General Requirements Related to Non-consensual Towing of vehicles within the City of Pittsburgh. NOTE: (Chapter 780 was subsequently revised to read Chapter 764)RECOMMITTEDPass Action details
2010-0246 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Contract or Contracts, or the use of existing Contracts for the purchase of fire nozzles and other firefighting equipment for the Fire Bureau at a cost not to exceed Two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) and providing for the payment thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2010-0247 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Contract or Contracts, or the use of existing Contracts for the purchase of protective clothing and other related equipment for the Fire Bureau at a cost not to exceed Two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) and providing for the payment thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2010-0273 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Urban Recreation for March 29, 2010 with an Affirmatiave Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2010-0264 1 ResolutionResolution naming the baseball field within the Charles F. Dinan Memorial Playground, situated east of Hawthorne Street, south of Farmington Street and north of Sunnyside School, in the 10th ward of the City of Pittsburgh, as the OFFICER ERIC G. KELLY FIELD.Passed FinallyPass Action details