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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/14/2015 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2015-1842 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of Pittsburgh recognizes the achievements of Dr. Kinchington and congratulates her for winning this prestigious award; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, July 14, 2015 to be “Dr. Kinchington Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1843 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the Vintage Grand Prix for providing the public free of charge with ten days of excitement, top vintage cars for public viewing, and for pursuing their philanthropic duty as a fundraiser for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School for 33 successful years; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares July 10-19, 2015, to be “PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX DAYS ” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1844 1 ProclamationNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby celebrates the founding of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the New Leaders Council and congratulates the Inaugural New Leaders Fellows on their achievement, and; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare ..., “New Leaders Council, Pittsburgh Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1845 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend School Volunteer Debra Smallwood, teacher Mr. Steven Fortunato, the students at Pittsburgh Brashear High School and other volunteers who helped make this program a success; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, July 14, 2015, to be “Brashear Little Free Libraries Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1846 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the Harriet Tubman Guild for a century of supporting opportunities for advancement and uplifting throughout the City of Pittsburgh; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Friday,July 17, 2015, to be “Harriet Tubman Guild Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1847 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Friday, June 26, 2015 to be “LGBTQ Equality Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1848 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognizes, commends and congratulates Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh for their 50 years of dedicated service to the Pittsburgh community and their commitment to at risk children ; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, July 18, 2015, to be “BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS DAY ” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1849 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and reflect on the critical role that Medicare plays in protecting the health and well- being of millions of families, setting standards for how care is delivered and having the ability to strengthen and improve health care for future generations. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh salutes Medicare on its 50th Anniversary and urges residents to find creative ways to celebrate this monumental Anniversary for our nation.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2015-1850 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Mr. Devine for his passion for giving, dedication to his community, the children who he taught and mentored, the church to which he is devoted to and for the love and commitment he has for his family; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare the week of July 13th, 2015, to be “Mr. Pat Devine Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1836 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all of the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the Publicly-Owned Property in the 28th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 40-G, Lot 315 (Council District No.2 - Site Assemblage for Commercial Development - 1235 Clairhaven Street).Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2015-1836 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all of the City's Right, Title and Interest, if any, in and to the Publicly-Owned Property in the 28th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 40-G, Lot 315 (Council District No.2 - Site Assemblage for Commercial Development - 1235 Clairhaven Street).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2015-1837 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article I, Section 902.03 Zoning Map, by changing from EMI, Educational/Medical Institution District to UI, Urban Industrial, a certain property identified as 2015 Mary Street, Block Number 12-K, lot number 350; in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1838 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of City Planning to enter into a grant agreement with Capital Impact Partners to support the efforts of the Affordable Housing Task Force. The grant agreement will allow the Department of City Planning to receive the services of the Cornerstone Technical Assistance Grant, awarded by Capital Impact Partners.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1839 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 434, effective July 9, 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 2010 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 within the Mayor’s Office from: “Downtown Neighborhood Association” (-$5,000.00), and transfer these funds to “Rosedale Block Cluster, Inc.” (+$5,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1840 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Seven Business Licensing, Article I Administration, Chapter 701 General Provisions, to create a Board of License and Inspection Review to hear and adjudicate appeals related to this Title.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1841 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Ten, Building, Chapter 1004, International Property Maintenance Code Adoption, Section 1004.02 “Changes Specified” by changing the board responsible for hearing appeals arising under Chapter 1004 from the Board of Appeals to the Board of License and Inspection Review.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1831 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for July 8, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
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.Passed FinallyPass 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).Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
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.Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1832 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for July 8, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
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).Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1833 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for July 8, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
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).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
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).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
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).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
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).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
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).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
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).Passed FinallyPass 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).Passed FinallyPass 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).Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass 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).Passed FinallyPass 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).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1834 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Performance and Asset Management for July 8, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
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.Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass 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).Passed FinallyPass 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1835 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for July 8, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass 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)Passed FinallyPass 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)Passed FinallyPass 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)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1851 1 Will of CouncilNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh believes that it is critical that municipalities, not state government, should have the power to make decisions regarding occupancy, and strongly opposes House Bill 809 of 2015; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh calls upon the Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to vote against House Bill 809. A copy of this Will of Council shall be circulated to all members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video