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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/22/2010 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2010-0652 1 Will of CouncilNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby recognizes Michelle Porter, Joy Pekar-Miller and Maria Bethel and all of the parents involved for helping our children to prepare for life and succeed; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, June 22, 2010, Pittsburgh Promise Parent Appreciation Day in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0653 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and congratulate Eagle Scout Christopher G. Mildner on his recent accomplishment for his outstanding achievement of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, June 22, 2010, to be “Christopher Mildner Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0654 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Autism Speaks for the job they do in educating the public about Autism and being an advocate for the autistic community; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, June 22, 2010, to be “Autism Speaks Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0655 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend CAPA student Chris Old and Head Custodian Dennis Lanahan for their quick thinking and ability to remain calm in a tense situation and Security Officer Alfonso Roberts, for his bravery in his effort to provide a safe place for our children to learn and grow; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, June 22, 2010, to be “Teamwork Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0656 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Pittsburgh Public School's Division of Safety for the continued efforts to provide a safe place for our children to learn and grow; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, June 22, 2010, to be “Division of School Safety Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0657 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognizes Rodef Shalom for presenting its first Pursuer of Peace Award and commends its first honoree, The Most Reverend Bishop David A. Zubik, D.D., for his efforts throughout his career to promote peace and understanding; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby declares June 27, 2010, “Pursuer of Peace Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0658 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby congratulates Shadow Lounge on celebrating its 10th anniversary and thanks its owners for ten years of promoting independent music and art in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby declares June 25, 2010, “Shadow Lounge Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-0637 1 CommunicationAuthorization is hereby requested for Adelaide Smith, Chairperson of the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations, and Winford Craig, Chair of the Commission's Housing Committee, to attend the 2010 National Fair Housing Policy Conference in New Orleans, LA, July 19 -23, 2010. Both individuals are non-City employees, but active on the Commission. Cost not to exceed $3,200.00.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0646 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article V, Use Table, Section 911.02, and Use Regulations, Section 911.04.A.101 to provide regulations for sites used for the purposes of oil and gas drilling Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0647 1 ResolutionResolution to name the Washington Boulevard Cycle Track to Bud Harris Cycling Track.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2010-0647 1 ResolutionResolution to name the Washington Boulevard Cycle Track to Bud Harris Cycling Track.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0631 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a $6,350.00 warrant in favor of Thomas Alexander, of 1431 Woodbourne Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15226, in settlement of a claim for property damage to a vehicle while it was parked in the lot adjacent to the City Fire Station at 630 Brookline Boulevard on February 20, 2010.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0632 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a $3,347.55 warrant in favor of Caryn Lenz, of 1817 Bader Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, in settlement of a claim for property damage to a vehicle from an accident with a City Environmental Services vehicle on February 19, 2010.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0633 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a Thirteen Thousand Dollar ($13,000.00) warrant in favor of Sana Abu-Dahab c/o Brian W. DelVecchio, Esquire, The Law Firm of Swensen, Perer & Kontos, One Oxford Centre, Suite 2501, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, in settlement of an action filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania at GD 08-010697 for personal injuries and damages arising from a trip and fall on or about August 10, 2007, at or near the intersection of Centre and Melwood Avenues, in the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0648 1 ResolutionFurther amending and supplementing Resolution No. 229 effective April 19, 2000, entitled "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 the Neighborhood Needs Program; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof," by adding 2 new projects; “Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition Minadeo Community Playground Project” $10,000 and the “Gateway Project” $20,000 and by reducing the “Squirrel Hill Sewer Line” project by $30,000 in Council District 5. Total cost of all projects is not to exceed $1,000,000.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0649 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 adding two new projects: “Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition Minadeo Community Playground Project” $10,000 and the “Gateway Project” $20,000 and by reducing the “Squirrel Hill Sewer Line” project by $30,000 in Council District 5.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0634 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Safety or the Chief of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into an Agreement or Agreements, or to supplement existing agreements, in a form approved by the City Solicitor, for the provision of medical direction services for a period of one year commencing July 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 automatically renewing in 2012 and 2013 unless either party gives (6) month written notice with intent to terminate. The City shall pay consultant a fee not to exceed $25,000.00 for the second half of 2010, and a fee not to exceed $50,000.00 in calendar years 2011, 2012 not to exceed $25,000.00 for the first half of 2013.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0635 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Chief of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to enter into a grant agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to receive grant funds to purchase carbon monoxide detection (C0) devices that measure CO in the blood. Said agreement or agreements, contract or contracts or expenditures shall not exceed $70,000.00Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0636 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Contract or Contracts, Agreement or Agreements, or the use of existing Contracts for the purchase of Emergency Medical Services equipment and related accessories for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services at a cost not to exceed One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) and providing for the payment thereof.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0650 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the City Code at Title Six - Conduct, Article III - Dogs, Cats and Other Animals, various chapters, to change the name of Animal Control to the Bureau of Animal Care and Control.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0651 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the City Code at Title One - Administrative, Article III - Organization, various chapters, to amend references to the Bureau of Animal Care and Control to reflect its operation under the purview of the Department of Public Safety.Read and referredPass Action details Not available
2010-0638 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the reappointment of Richard Carrington, 321 Michigan Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210 as a member of the Citizen Police Review Board for a term to expire on October 31, 2011.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2010-0639 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the reappointment of Deborah Walker, 856 Lillian Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210 as a member of the Citizen Police Review Board for a term to expire on October 31, 2013.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2010-0640 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Diana O'Brien Martini, 2389 Rose Garden Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 as a member of the Citizen Police Review Board for a term to expire on October 31, 2011.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2010-0641 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Donna Kramer as a member of the Citizen Police Review Board for a term to expire on October 31, 2011.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2010-0642 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Leshonda Roberts, 2927 Sacramento Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15204, as a member of the Citizen Police Review Board for a term to expire on October 31, 2013.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2010-0643 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Eugene Downing, Jr., 5120 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, as a member of the Citizen Police Review Board for a term to expire on October 31, 2013.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2010-0644 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Deborah Whitfield, 3102 Landis Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15204, as a member of the Citizen Police Review Board for a term to expire on October 31, 2013.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2010-0645 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Phil Gruszka as a member of the Shade Tree Commission for a term to expire on December 31, 2012.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Not available
2010-0546 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the appointment of Gerald Robinson, 602 Middle Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, as a member of the Commission on Human Relations for a term to expire on April 1, 2014.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2010-0547 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the reappointment of Amanda Rubio, 1357 Hawthorne Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, as a member of the Commission on Human Relations for a term to expire on April 1, 2014.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2010-0548 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution authorizing the reappointment of Beth Pittinger, 1101 Virginia Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211, as a member of the Commission on Human Relations for a term to expire on April 1, 2014.ApprovedPass Action details Not available
2010-0625 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for June 16, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0194 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administrative, Article VII, Procedures,by adding Chapter 164, entitled Use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0578 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. ITEM A. A: 346 Shaler. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0579 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 E. A: 5219 Kincaid St; B: 2650 Veteran St; C: 119 Flowers Ave; D: 1546 Methyl St; E: 244 Trowbridge St. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0580 2 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 N. A: 1641 McElhinny; B: 101 Barry; C: 3611 Baytree; (DELETED D); E: 413 Rosedale; F: 2319 Maple; G: 7116 Hermitage; H: 1643 & 1645 Alverado; I: 125 Ravilla; J: 2925 Sacramento; K: 3308 Allendale; L: 6025 & 6032 Fredanna St; M: 1530 Lincoln Ave; N: 7125 Hamilton Ave. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0588 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution No. 180, effective April 5, 2000, entitled "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 the Neighborhood Needs Program in Council District 3", by adding $68,383.25 to “South Pittsburgh Off Leash Exercise Area” and $500 to “Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council” and by adjusting amounts in various other projects within Council District 3 Neighborhood Needs. Total cost is not to exceed $1,000,000.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0626 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for June 16, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0294 2 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. RECOMMITTEDPass Action details Not available
2010-0627 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for June 16, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0581 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Directors of the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Public Works to enter into a License and Project Agreement with Pirates Charities, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, to renovate Camelus F. Sanguigni Field in Brighton Heights. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0628 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Human Resources for June 16, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation. Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0582 1 ResolutionResolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a professional services agreement or agreements for the annual maintenance and support of software necessary for the processing and administration of Personnel and Civil Service applications for employment and providing for the payment of the cost thereof. Cost not to exceed $12,218.75.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0583 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the filing of an application or applications by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Labor and/or Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a grant or grants in connection with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and/or the Joint Jobs Initiative Program Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) and/or the ARRA TANF Pennsylvania Way to Work Program (WTW).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0584 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 2010 Neighborhood Employment Program, and providing the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the Neighborhood Employment Program for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $100,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0585 1 ResolutionResolution providing the authorization to make all legitimate expenditures for payments and agreements or agreements with various agencies to conduct a summer youth employment program to youth residing in the City of Pittsburgh, wages and fringe benefits for supervisor/participant/administrative staff, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, participant physicals, transportation, copier and supplies, and administrative expenditures necessary to implement the 2010 Pittsburgh Partnership Summer Youth Program; and providing the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the Pittsburgh Partnership Summer Youth Program for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $150,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0586 1 ResolutionResolution providing the authorization to make all legitimate expenditures for payments and agreements or agreements with various agencies to conduct a summer youth employment program to youth residing in the City of Pittsburgh, wages and fringe benefits for supervisor/participant/administrative staff, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, participant physicals, transportation, copier and supplies, and administrative expenditures necessary to implement the 2010 Pittsburgh Partnership Summer Youth Program; and providing the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the Pittsburgh Partnership Youth Program for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $500,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0587 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 expenditure necessary to implement the 2010 Pittsburgh Partnership Employment Program; and providing the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the Pittsburgh Partnership Employment Program, and for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $100,000.00Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0629 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for June 16, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0589 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 adding $68,383.25 to “South Pittsburgh Off Leash Exercise Area” and $500 to “Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council” and by adjusting amounts in various other projects within Council District 3 Neighborhood Needs. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0630 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Performance & Asset Management for June 16, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation. Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-0565 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to enter into a cable franchise agreement with Comcast of California/Pennsylvania/Utah/Washington, Inc.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-0566 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the creation of the Comcast Franchise Trust Fund (CFTF) and setting conditions for the deposit and expenditure of such funds.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available