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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/21/2015 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2015-1894 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize Style Week Pittsburgh for its commitment to using high fashion as an avenue to bring new economic development to the City of Pittsburgh. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim August 12-16, 2015 as “Style Week Pittsburgh” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1895 1 ProclamationNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby acclaim and celebrate the milestone 25th anniversary of the ADA and thanks all of those who work every day towards its fullest implementation; and, NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 to be ”Americans with Disabilities Act Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1896 1 ProclamationNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh celebrates the 110th Anniversary of Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and thanks all those who have volunteered their time and efforts to making this event successful, and; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare July 23, 2015 to be Beechview 110th Anniversary Day in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1897 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize, commend and congratulate DeDe Rittman on her many achievements and accomplishments, for the hundreds of lives she has touched with her teaching and coaching and for the enthusiasm and energy she brings to everything she does.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1898 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and congratulate Jewelry Designer Donna DeStefano for the unique distinction of showing her masterpiece ring in Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History exhibit , Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age and for her outstanding career in combining poetry, history and literature with her commitment to socially and environmentally responsible jewelry making practices ; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, July 21 , 2015, to be “ DONNA DESTEFANO DAY ” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-1856 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 expenditures necessary to implement the 2015 Pittsburgh Partnership Employment Program; and providing the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the 2015 Pittsburgh Partnership Employment Program, and for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $150,000.00Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1857 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 2015 Neighborhood Employment Program, and providing the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the 2015 Neighborhood Employment Program for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $150,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1858 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 2015 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program; and providing the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the 2015 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $700,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1859 1 ResolutionResolution providing the authorization to make all legitimate expenditures for payments and agreements or agreements with various agencies to supplement 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 2015 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program; and providing the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the 2015 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $14,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1860 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 2015 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program; and providing the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the 2015 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $1,000,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1861 1 ResolutionResolution providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) and./or Contract(s) with Ceridian HCM, Inc. for the purpose of on-going time entry and data access services and related support services, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof. Cost not to exceed $376,500.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1862 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for Women’s Center and Shelter Renovations, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1863 1 ResolutionResolution approving execution of a Contract for Disposition by Sale of Land by and between the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and 8 to 8 LLC, for the sale of Block 50-G, Lots 7, 8 and 76 in the 10th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh - Council District No. 9 - Rosetta Street (residential construction).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1864 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 Properties in the 10th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 50-F, Lot 137 and Block 50-G, Lots 4, 5, 72, 77, 80, 81 and 82 (Council District No. 9 - Site Assemblage for Residential Development - 5115, 5128, 5130, 5145, 5131, 5127, 5125 and 5123 Rosetta Street).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1865 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 properties in the 5th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, specifically 114 Wooster Street, Block and Lot 10-J-318 on Perry St., Block and Lot 10-J-323 on Fir Way, 19 Elmore St., 112 Wooster Street, 23 Elmore Street, 2156 Webster Avenue, 628 and 626 Perry Street for the Addison Terrace Redevelopment Phase III, (Council District No. 6 - Site Assemblage for Residential Development) .Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1866 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an application for financial assistance for the Larimer Passive For-Sale Homes project in the amount of $500,000 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the operation and administration of certain programs and projects in FY 2015-2016. (Council District: 9).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1867 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a 2015-2016 Cooperation Agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh providing for the designation of the local matching share for a grant applied to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Keystone Communities Program for the Larimer Passive For-Sale Homes project. (Council District: 9).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1868 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an application for financial assistance for the Polish Hill Brereton and Dobson Housing Development in the amount of $500,000 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the operation and administration of certain programs and projects in FY 2015-2016. (Council District: 7).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1869 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a 2015-2016 Cooperation Agreement with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh providing for the designation of the local matching share for a grant applied to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Keystone Communities Program for the Polish Hill Brereton and Dobson Housing Development. (Council District: 7).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1870 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title V: Traffic, Article VII: Parking, Chapter 549: Residential Parking Permit Program, Section 549.08 Visitor Permit, by amending the regulations regarding visitors permits; also amending Section 549.02 Definitions, by amending the definition of Certified Resident and Motor Vehicle; and by adding a new Section 549.18 Residential Parking Permit Removal.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1871 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 179 approved March 31, 2015, to include additional addresses for Area “DD” in the South Side Flats community (Council District #3).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1872 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 650 approved October 7, 2014, to include additional addresses for Area “II” in the South Side Flats community (Council District #3).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1873 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 60, approved February 5, 2013, providing for the implementation of a Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) Area “P”, in the Bluff/Uptown area (Council District #6) to expand the district to include additional streets pursuant to Pittsburgh Code Chapter 549.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1874 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement(s) and Contract(s) with Community Based Organizations for community and economic development planning assistance in various neighborhoods in the City and providing operating support for these groups, and provide for the payment at a cost thereof, at a cost not exceed $690,000.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1885 1 OrdinanceOrdinance accepting a new street name in the City of Pittsburgh as per recommendation by the City of Pittsburgh Addressing Committee (CPAC). The following street (SPIRIT STREET)was approved by CPAC in June 2015. The name listed in this ordinance shall be made official in accordance with the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four, Public Places and Property, Chapter 420 Uniform Street Naming and Addressing.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1877 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Director of Public Safety and the Chief of Police to enter into a grant agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to receive monies from the 2015 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, and further authorizing legitimate expenditures by the Bureau of Police, for purchases authorized by the Grant Agreement and for the execution of agreement(s), or contract(s) for any equipment or services required in connection with the execution of said grant. Said agreement(s) or contract(s) shall not exceed one hundred and twenty seven thousand nine hundred thirty nine dollars and zero cents ($127,939.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1891 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to accept a 40-by-97.46-foot portion of Coyne Terrace dedicated in the John J. Coyne Plan of lots as a permanent walkway and a 10 feet by 90.53 feet of an Unnamed Way also in said Plan as a permanent Way.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2015-1891 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to accept a 40-by-97.46-foot portion of Coyne Terrace dedicated in the John J. Coyne Plan of lots as a permanent walkway and a 10 feet by 90.53 feet of an Unnamed Way also in said Plan as a permanent Way.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2015-1878 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 D: [A: 6824 Kelly - DELETED, 6826 Kelly - DELETED], B: 805 54th, 805 54th, C: 4809 Broad, [D: 6830 Kelly - DELETED]Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1879 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: 6 AlexisRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1880 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 Side Yard Program. ITEMS A through B. A: 224 Meredith, B: 934 MorrisonRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1881 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 S. A: 267 Ater, B: 250 42nd, C: 5210 Dresden, D: 5237 Natrona, E: 5235½ Natrona, F: 5224 Poe, G: 5317 Dresden, H: 5336 Dresden, I: 5418 Carnegie, J: 5423 Keystone, K: 5213 Gem, L: 5334 Hillcrest, M: 5328 Hillcrest, N: 5324 Hillcrest, O: 5226 Second, P: 5228 Second, Q: 315 Marsonia, R: 2717 Plough, S: 1231 WoodlandRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1882 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 L. A: 416 E. Warrington, B: 639 McLain, C: 631 McLain, D: 54 Craighead, E: 52 Craighead, F: 63 Beltzhoover, G: 111 Craighead, H: 1105 Liverpool, I: 1315 N. Franklin, J: 1908 Manhattan, K: 1609 Manhattan, L: 162 RobinsonRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1883 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 J. A: 416 774 Anaheim, B: 2708 Bedford, C: 2710 Bedford, D: 2712 Bedford, E: 2720 Bedford, F: 2728 Bedford, G: 907 Shawnee, H: 909 Shawnee, I: 913 Shawnee, J: 2932 WebsterRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1884 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Campbell, Durrant, Beatty, Palombo, and Miller, P.C. in the amount of One Hundred Seventy-Two Thousand Dollars and no cents ($172,000.00) to provide professional legal services and expert advice for collective bargaining and/or interest arbitration, as well as expert legal services with regard to separate collective bargaining matters involving other City unions.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1886 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a Reimbursement Agreement with Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and to reimburse Columbia Gas in the amount of up to $184,044 for the purpose of the construction of new concrete curb & sidewalk, and the pavement base drain, as the City of Pittsburgh share for the reconstruction of Dellrose Avenue from Parkfield Street to Overbrook Boulevard, in the 29th Ward.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1887 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into an Ownership and Maintenance Agreement with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, and Allegheny County, to maintain at the City’s sole cost and expense, the Larimer/East Liberty Phase 1 Development, public streets and green infrastructure, Eleventh and Twelfth Ward of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1888 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into an Ownership and Maintenance Agreement with ALMONO, LP, and Allegheny County to maintain at the City’s sole cost and expense, the completed Green Infrastructure associated with Signature Boulevard, in the Fourth and Fifteenth Wards, Council Districts 3 and 5 of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1889 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Transfer Agreement or Agreements with the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (“ALCOSAN”), providing for the transfer to the City of Pittsburgh all of ALCOSAN’s right, title and interest in the CSX Agreement and the Facilities.Withdrawn  Action details Video Video
2015-1875 1 ResolutionResolution transferring the amount of $2,000 from City Council Salaries & Wages, Regular, JDE Account Number 101100.51101, subledger D3 to City Clerk, Professional and Technical Services, Administrative Fees, JDE Account Number 101200.53101, subledger CC3.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1876 1 CommunicationCommunication from Robert Rubinstein, Acting Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, submitting the Position and Salary Report as of June 30, 2015.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2015-1892 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six: Conduct, Article I Regulated Rights and Actions, Chapter 601 Public Order, Section 601.04 Noise Control, by deleting the language in the Chapter in its entirety, and replacing it with new language.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-1893 1 PetitionPetition from the residents of the City of Pittsburgh requesting a Public Hearing before City Council relative to an open meeting with Mayor Peduto and the Chiefs of EMS, Fire and Police; that Mr. Fields’ hospital visit could have been prevented; and also how the federal government can work with the Wilkinsburg Police. The petition is invalid in accordance with Section 320 of the Home Rule Charter.Read, Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
2015-1852 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for July 15, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2015-1769 2 ResolutionResolution calling on the City of Pittsburgh to adopt the Principles of Plain Language, and a Graphic StandardPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1803 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing issuance of a warrant in the amount of $4,646.55, in favor of Sherman Hopson, 2421 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, for property damage to his parked vehicle from a City ES refuse vehicle on March 2, 2015 on N. Mathlilda Street.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1820 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Two Thousand Four Hundred Forty-Three Dollars and Forty-Four Cents ($2,443.44) in favor of Donald S. McPherson, Labor Arbitrator, PO Box 638, Indiana, PA, 15701-0638 for arbitration services.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1821 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing issuance of a warrant in the amount of $4,320.00, in favor of Basil J. Zitelli, in settlement of a claim for reimbursement for sidewalk damage from city tree roots at 1200 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1822 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing issuance of a warrant in the amount of $3,207.00, in favor of Thomas J. Connors, 1612 Ridenour Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 in settlement of a claim for out-of-pocket medical expenses associated with injuries sustained from a fall through the City steps that run between Ridenour Avenue and Earlham Street on October 6, 2014.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1823 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a professional services agreement or agreements or existing agreements for consulting services, but not limited to auditing, accounting, and technical services for the City Controller’s Office at a cost not to exceed $70,000.00Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1853 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for July 15, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2015-1467 2 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the City of Pittsburgh, Code of Ordinances, Title Four, Public Places and Property, by adding Article X: Filming Activities, Chapter 492 “Film Permits.”Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1854 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for July 15, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2015-1811 1 ResolutionResolution 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 the residents of the City of Pittsburgh, at a cost not to exceed $513,000.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1812 1 ResolutionResolution 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 the residents of the City of Pittsburgh, at a cost not to exceed $895,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1813 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreement(s) and to provide administrative/operating expenses, including but not limited to, rehabilitation, maintenance, operation, insurance, utilities, furnishings, homeless prevention and essential services and other miscellaneous expenses associated the Emergency Shelter Grant funds, at a cost not to exceed $1,159,290.00Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1814 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement or Agreements with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to provide administration and operating expenses, housing and housing related supportive services to persons with HIV/AIDS and their families, at a total cost not to exceed $721,418.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1815 1 ResolutionResolution providing for Agreement(s) and Contract(s), or use of existing Agreement(s) and Contract(s) with Consultant(s) for the purpose of preparing the 5 Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, Performance Report, Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing Study, all required under the Community Development Block Grant program, and also Technical Assistance and Maintenance of the Rbase internal accounting system; and provide for the payment at a cost thereof, not to exceed 70,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1816 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement, or Agreements with the Urban League of Pittsburgh, for the implementation/administration of the Housing Counseling Program, and related costs, in the amount not to exceed $100,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1817 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement(s) and Contract(s) with consultant(s) and Vendor(s) to assist the City in improving its Citizen Participation Process and provide for payment at a cost thereof, at a cost not to exceed $190,000.00Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1855 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for July 15, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
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).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-1890 1 Small Games of ChanceNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby recognizes the Greenfield Community Association to be a civic and/or service organization within the context of the Pennsylvania Small Games of Chance Act, as amended.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video