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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/30/2010 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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2010-1165 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend law enforcement officers for "freezin' for a reason"; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, December 4th, 2010, to be “Take the Plunge Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-1166 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize the 105th birthday of Reuben Fingold and wishes him a happy day with family and friends; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare December 1, 2010 “Reuben Fingold Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-1167 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh recognizes the essential work of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers in service to the teachers of this community working toward better educating the children of the City of Pittsburgh and does hereby recognize, Friday, December 3, 2010, as “Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-1168 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby recognizes Terrance Hayes as one of America's most dynamic and accomplished poets and for his receipt of the 2010 National Book Award, Poetry Category; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, November 30, 2010, Terrance Hayes Day in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-1169 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby wish the very best for Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl and does proclaim December 2010 to be “Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl Month” AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-1170 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend St. Pamphilus Roman Catholic Church for their steadfast work in the community for the past 50 years; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the people of the City of Pittsburgh declare Sunday, December 5th, 2010 “St. Pamphilus Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-1171 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and congratulate the Schenley High School girls' soccer team for winning its final championship; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare November 30, 2010 “Schenley High School Girls' Soccer Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-1172 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby commend Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force for all they do to support and educate all of those touched by HIV and AIDS. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Wednesday, December 1, 2010, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force Day in the City of Pittsburgh, in honor of World AIDS Day 2010.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-1173 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the brave and responsible efforts of Mr. Jason Tarbert, Mr. Lee Miller, Mr. Walter Bednarski, Mr. Jonathan Lyons and Ms. Tracie Hall and thank them for their cooperation with police which helps make our communities a safer place to live; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, November 30 , 2010, to be “Citizen's Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-1174 1 ProclamationNow, Therefore, be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby recognize Mr. Reggie Bridges for his many accomplishments, leading by example, and for his unrelenting commitment to educating communities throughout the City of Pittsburgh and abroad. Congratulations on 50 years and look forward to celebrating many more; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim Tuesday, November 30, 2010, to be designated, “Reggie Bridges” day in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-1149 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 $500,000 for the Duquesne University Center - School of Pharmacy Expansion - Phase II project. (Council District 6) Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1150 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in connection with URA's application for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant of up to $500,000 for the Duquesne University Center - School of Pharmacy Expansion - Phase II project. (Council District 6)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1151 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 187, effective April 23, 2009 entitled ”Resolution 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 in the amount of $500,000 for the Steamfitters Local 449 Training Facility project” by increasing the grant to $750,000. (Council District 2)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1152 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 180, effective April 23, 2009 entitled ”Resolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in connection with URA's application for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant of up to $250,000 for the Steamfitters Local 449 Training Facility project” by increasing the amount of the grant to $750,000. (Council District 2)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1153 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 $250,000 for the Beechview Business District Redevelopment Project - Grocery Store project. (Council District 4) Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1154 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in connection with URA's application for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant of up to $250,000 for the Beechview Business District Redevelopment Project - Grocery Store. (Council District 4)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1155 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 $250,000 for the Point State Park Trail System a/k/a Mon Wharf Switchback. (Council Districts 2 & 3)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1156 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in connection with URA's application for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant of up to $250,000 for the Point State Park Trail System a/k/a Mon Wharf Switchback. (Council Districts 2 & 3)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1157 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 $500,000 for the Schenley Place project. (Council District 8) Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1158 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in connection with URA's application for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant of up to $500,000 for the Schenley Place project. (Council District 8)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1148 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 557, approved September 28, 2009, so as to appoint Margaret L. Lanier, City Treasurer, as second alternate voting delegate to the Tax Collection Committee of the Allegheny Central Tax Collection District.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1160 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 231, 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 projects in connection with the Neighborhood Needs Program in Council District 8; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof,” by reducing “District 8 Community Initiatives” by $5,000 and adding that amount to “Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy-Schenley Plaza Learning Cloud”. Total cost of all projects not to exceed $1,000,000.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1161 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 reducing “District 8 Community Initiatives” by $5,000 and adding that amount to “Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy-Schenley Plaza Learning Cloud” in Council District 8. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1162 1 ResolutionResolution realigning a total of $5,622,704.47 $5,682,704,47 between various accounts within the 2010 Operating Budget. This transfer is necessary for the 2010 close in order to meet expenditures for the remainder of the fiscal year.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1163 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a Agreement or Agreements, or the use of existing Agreements, or Contract or Contract, or the use of existing Contracts, for the purchase, implementation, hosting and support of a financial reporting Enterprise Resource Planning system, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, at a cost not to exceed $10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Dollars). Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1159 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing and directing the City Controller to create a special trust fund, to be designated as the Emergency Medical Services Hazardous Materials Trust Fund (EMSHMTF), for the deposit of funds received from Allegheny County (LEPC) and income generated as a result of direct billing of responsible parties as recoverable for hazardous materials responses. Funds would be utilized for the purchase of equipment, supplies, training and unrecoverable hazardous material clean up cost authorizing the use of monies deposited therein by the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, only.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2010-1164 1 CommunicationCommunication from City Controller Michael Lamb, submitting the Fiscal Audit of the Confiscated Narcotics Proceeds Trust Fund, dated November 15, 2010.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-1144 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for November 22, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-1118 1 ResolutionResolution transferring a total of $60,000 from Law Department salaries to City Clerk miscellaneous services for the purpose of entering into a professional services agreement with outside counsel.RECOMMITTEDFail Action details Not available
2010-1118 1 ResolutionResolution transferring a total of $60,000 from Law Department salaries to City Clerk miscellaneous services for the purpose of entering into a professional services agreement with outside counsel.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-1119 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a professional services agreement/s and/or contract/s with Behrend and Ernsberger, located at 335 5th Ave., Pittsburgh PA, 15222 to provide independent legal services to City Council in accordance with the Home Rule Charter, Section 310, at a cost not to exceed Seventy Thousand Dollars ($70,000.00).RECOMMITTEDFail Action details Not available
2010-1119 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a professional services agreement/s and/or contract/s with Behrend and Ernsberger, located at 335 5th Ave., Pittsburgh PA, 15222 to provide independent legal services to City Council in accordance with the Home Rule Charter, Section 310, at a cost not to exceed Seventy Thousand Dollars ($70,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-1077 1 ResolutionResolution to authorize and direct the incurring of non-electoral debt through the issuance of General Obligation Bonds of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.TABLEDPass Action details Not available
2010-1078 2 ResolutionResolution Authorizing the invitation to tender and purchase of a portion of the city of Pittsburgh (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania) taxable general obligation bonds, series C of 1998; authorizing the use of funds available in a restricted account to purchase bonds; authorizing Boenning & Scattergood, Inc. to act as dealer manager, Bondholder Communications Group, LLC to act as information and tender agent, and Pepper Hamilton LLP to act as tender counsel; authorizing the director of finance to determine which bonds to purchase;TABLEDPass Action details Not available
2010-1092 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into an agreement or agreements with Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. for professional services to assist the City of Pittsburgh in connection with the conduct of 2009-2010 labor negotiations and various litigation matters at a cost not to exceed $38,685.42 (Thirty-eight Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-Five Dollars and Forty-Two Cents).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-1093 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into an agreement or agreements for the hiring of outside legal counsel and consultants to represent the City of Pittsburgh in connection with the conduct of labor negotiations and various litigation matters at a cost not to exceed $150,000.00 (One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-1145 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for November 22, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-1099 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Carnegie Mellon University to research design schematics for urban street lighting that will assist the City with retrofitting streetlights in business districts to more energy efficient models. Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-1146 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Performance and Asset Management for November 22, 2010 with an Affirmatiave Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-1110 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor, the Director of City Information Systems, or the Director of Public Safety to enter into a grant agreement with U.S. Department of Justice to receive the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Technology Program Grant for professional services and the purchase of equipment, hardware, and software in connection with the execution of said grant agreement.Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-1147 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for November 22, 2010 with an Affirmative Recommendation. Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2010-1111 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 $500,000 for the Hill District Grocery Store project (a/k/a Centre Heldman Plaza). (Council District 6) Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-1112 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in connection with URA's application for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant of up to $500,000 for the Hill District Grocery Store project (a/k/a Centre Heldman Plaza). (Council District 6)Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-1113 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 $250,000 for the Children's Museum Allegheny Public Square Park project. (Council District 6) Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-1114 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh in connection with URA's application for a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant of up to $250,000 for the Children's Museum Allegheny Public Square Park project (Council District 6)Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2010-1175 1 Will of CouncilWHEREAS, The transit funding crisis that has struck not only Allegheny County, but the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will have a crippling effect on public transportation; andAdoptedPass Action details Not available
2010-1176 1 Will of CouncilWHEREAS Social Security is an essential part of senior's retirement and the foundation of their economic security, it keeps millions of Americans from living in poverty, including over 72,000 residents in the Pittsburgh area; andAdoptedPass Action details Not available