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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/8/2015 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2015-2341 1 ProclamationNOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize The Beagle Brothers for their depth of character, dedication to their community, and continued and everlasting commitment to country music; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare December 12th, 2015 “Beagle Brothers Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-2342 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim Tuesday, December 8, 2015 as “Dr. Jim Withers Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-2343 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim Tuesday, December 8, 2015 as “Ilyssa Manspeizer Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-2344 1 Will of CouncilNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh believes that our current system of districting has the potential to diminish meaningful choice during elections, diminish the accountability of elected officials to the voters, and jeopardize the democratic process as it leaves districting to partisan legislators instead of a diverse and representative sample of the people of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh calls upon the Members of the Pennsylvania Senate and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to vote for passage of Senate Bill 484 to amend the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and to do so in a timely manner so as to enable the amendment to be in full force for the 2021 redistricting of the Commonwealth’s congressional and legislative districts.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-2345 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend Amnesty International Pittsburgh Local Group 39 for its remarkable work to promote human rights and supports the Human Rights Festival, Write-A-Thon and Candle Lighting. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare December 9, 2015, to be “AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PITTSBURGH HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL AND WRITE-A-THON DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2015-2312 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Commission on Human Relations, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into an Agreement for legal services required by the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations. The cost not to exceed $10,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2340 1 OrdinanceOrdinance Amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article XI - Personnel, Chapter 181 - General Provisions, by amending Section 181.07, “Allowance for Use of Private Vehicles” with new language.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2313 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for Three Crossings -- Riverfront East Office Building, 2525 Railroad Street, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15222.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2314 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to dissolve the South Side Works tax increment financing district (Council District 3).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2315 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 132 of 2014 for the Residential Parking Permit Program Area “V” in the Shadyside community (Council District #8) by adding and removing certain addresses pursuant to Pittsburgh Code Chapter 549.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2316 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 388 of 2014 for the Residential Parking Permit Program Area “BB” in the Bloomfield and Friendship communities (Council District #7) by adding and removing certain addresses pursuant to Pittsburgh Code Chapter 549.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2317 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 245 of 2015 for the Residential Parking Permit Program Area “HH” in the Central Northside community (Council District #1) by adding additional addresses pursuant to Pittsburgh Code Chapter 549.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2318 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 416 of 2015 for the Residential Parking Permit Program Area “KK” in the South Side Flats community (Council District #3) by adding and removing certain addresses pursuant to Pittsburgh Code Chapter 549.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2319 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Chapter 909.01.O, SP, Specially Planned District with minor revisions to SP-8/Riverfront Landing in order to make adjustments to the site to no longer include the Produce Terminal Building property within the Specially Planned District. (Reference Bill 2017-1316 introduced on March 14, 2017 to continue the process in accordance with pending ordinance doctrine.)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2320 1 ResolutionResolution amending resolution # 2015-2050, Enactment # 690, effective 10/20/2015 authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with CORE Business Technologies for software, equipment and services related to the installation of payment processing and cashiering system for the Department of Finance and providing for the payment of the cost thereof not to exceed Three Hundred Six Thousand One Hundred Twelve Dollars ($306,112.00) for years 2015, 2016 and 2017.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2321 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Parks to enter into an agreement or agreements with Apply4 Technology, LLC (“Apply4”) in order to license Film and Event Planning software and to purchase maintenance and solution support services. Cost not to exceed $31,405.00Read and referred  Action details
2015-2323 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Chief of the Department of Innovation and Performance to enter into an agreement or agreements or amendment to existing agreements for the continued licensing of Microsoft Enterprise software in order to maintain existing infrastructure for operating systems, servers, database management, and data archiving and to purchase professional support services. Cost not to exceed $2,511,261.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2324 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh (“City”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with the Borough of Ingram (“Borough”) with regard to the City providing fire protection services to the Borough pursuant to the General Local Government Code, 53 Pa. C.S. §§2301 et seq.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2325 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh (“City”) to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with the Borough of Wilkinsburg (“Borough”) with regard to the City providing fire and emergency management services to the Borough pursuant to the General Local Government Code, 53 Pa. C.S. §§2301 et seq. and the Emergency Management Services Code, 35 Pa. C.S. §§7501 et seq.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2326 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Two (“Fiscal”), Article V (“Special Funds”) by adding a new Chapter 232 to provide greater flexibility to the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety as to the purposes for which City is permitted to spend proceeds obtained through the confiscation of narcotics and related items via asset forfeiture and deposited into the Confiscated Narcotics Proceeds Trust Fund as provided by Resolution No. 1265 of 1985.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2327 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to accept a grant from Peoples Gas in the amount of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) for the City’s “Love Your Block” Program and further authorizing the Mayor, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into mini-grant reimbursement agreements with qualified nonprofit organizations to complete block revitalization projects for the City's Love Your Block Program.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2328 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Finance to purchase the Lot and Block# 116-J-308 located at 323 Venture Street from Trevor Clinkscales and Maribelle Clinkscales in the amount of sixty-two thousand seven hundred and sixty-two dollars ($62,762).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2329 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: 2434 BergRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2330 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: 115 Moultrie, B: 117 Moultrie, C: 121 Moultrie, D: 123 Moultrie, E: 125 Moultrie, F: 128 Moultrie, G: 7713 Bennett, H: 309 Bailey, I: 22 Millbridge, J: 46 Millbridge, K: 50 Millbridge, L: 51 Millbridge, M: 615 Excelsior, N: 616 Excelsior, O: 618 Excelsior, P: 703 McLain, Q: 79 Craighead, R: 502 Natchez, S: 2 SouthernRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2331 1 ResolutionResolution repealing items in Resolutions approved on various dates, authorizing the sale of properties in various wards of the City of Pittsburgh, in accordance with Act No. 171 of 1984, “Second Class City Treasurer Sale and Collection Act”, effective December 11, 1984. Items A through C: A: 1916 Sedgwick, B: 1901 St. Ives, C: 1903 St. IvesRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2332 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing and directing the Mayor and the Director of Finance to enter into an Amendment or Amendments to extend the existing Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and the County of Allegheny for the Enterprise Resource Planning system by one (1) calendar year through December 31, 2016 and to provide for the payment of fees for technical services not to exceed $946,240.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2339 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending Chapter 147, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and Equal Opportunity, adding Section 147.04 Office of Early Childhood.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2015-2311 1 CommunicationCommunication from Councilman Ricky Burgess, Chairperson of the Wage Review Committee, submitting a Report on the impact of increasing the wages of service workers at Pittsburgh’s anchor institutions, pursuant to Resolution 669 of 2015.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2015-2307 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for December 2, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2015-2239 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing City Council to approve intra-departmental transfers throughout the 2016 Fiscal YearPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2240 2 ResolutionResolution providing for the City of Pittsburgh to participate in or purchase off contracts for goods, materials, services, construction, vehicles or equipment entered into by the U.S. General Services Administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, any Commonwealth of Pennsylvania County, City, Township, Municipality, Borough, Authority, Public Procurement Unit and the Pittsburgh School District for the 2016 fiscal year pursuant to the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Law, Act 57 of 1998 and Act 180 of 1972 as amended by Act 148 of 1986.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2241 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing Resolution 273 of 2009, as amended, entitled “Resolution providing for an agreement between the City of Pittsburgh (“City”) and the County of Allegheny (“County”) for the continued assumption by the County of purchasing activities on behalf of the City which henceforth shall include service contracts (B contracts) and commodity purchases for the purchase of materials, general supplies, and equipment by the various Departments of the City of Pittsburgh for any or all Departments of the City of Pittsburgh; and providing for the payment of all costs thereof” so as to extend the authorization.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2263 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 881, effective January 1, 2001, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2001 Capital Budget and the 2001 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2001 through 2006 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing McArdle Viaduct No. 2 by $2,055.75 and Non Salary - E&C by $3,147.99 to remove unencumbered funds from projects pending closure.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2264 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 833, effective January 1, 2002, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2002 Capital Budget and the 2002 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2002 through 2007 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing RECREATION GRANTS MATCHING FUN by $14.43, EAST LIBERT - PENN CIRCLE by $54,000.00 and Non Salary - E&C by $2,828.77 to remove unencumbered funds from projects pending closure.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2265 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 891, effective January 1, 2003, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2003 Capital Budget and the 2003 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2003 through 2008 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing SLOPE FAILURE REMEDIATION by $21,233.17 to remove unencumbered funds from a project pending closure.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2266 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 948, effective January 1, 2004, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2004 Capital Budget and the 2004 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2004 through 2009 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing FANCOURT STREET BRIDGE (TIP) by $65,724.10 and SOUTH MILLVALE AVE BRIDGE by $0.30 to remove unencumbered funds from projects pending closure.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2267 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 762, effective January 1, 2006, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2006 Capital Budget and the 2006 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2006 through 2011 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing TRAIL DEVELOPMENT by $8,500.00 and SOUTH HIGHLAND AVENUE BRIDGE by $198,270.32 to remove unencumbered funds from projects pending closure.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2268 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 759, effective January 1, 2007, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2007 Capital Budget and the 2007 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2007 through 2012 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing BROOKLINE BLVD by $120,000.00 to remove unencumbered funds from a project pending closure.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2269 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 704, effective January 1, 2008, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2008 Capital Budget and the 2008 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2008 through 2013 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing MCARDLE ROADWAY VIADUCT #1 by $33,250 to remove unencumbered funds from a project pending closure.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2270 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 675, effective January 1, 2009, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2009 Capital Budget and the 2009 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2009 through 2014 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing BROOKLINE BLVD. by $181,506.13, RECONSTRUCTION OF FORBES AVE by $309,826.80, IN-CAR CAMERA SYSTEM by $213.29, SLOPE FAILURE REMEDIATION by $23,829.29, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT/INSPEC by $100,000.00, RECONSTRUCTION OF FROBES AVE by $77,456.69, and MELLON PARK RESTROOM FACILITY by $594.48 to remove unencumbered funds from projects pending closure.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2271 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 768, effective January 1, 2010, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2010 Capital Budget and the 2010 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2010 through 2015 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing SOUTH HIGHLAND AVENUE BRIDGE by $139,918.58, BEECHWOOD BLVD by $5.00, INFORMATION SYSTEMS MODERN by $47,799.75, SECURITY EQUIPMENT by $3,503.88, SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM by $1,322.00, SCHENLEY PARK GOLF COURSE by $24.20, BATES STREET/SECOND AVE INTERS by $83,701.83, SOUTH HIGHLAND AVE BRIDGE by $1,792,625.97, CBD SIGNAL UPGRADES by $72,800.00, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT/INSPEC by $1,176.05, BEECHWOOD BLVD by $1,457.00 to remove unencumbered funds from projects pending closure.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2272 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 908, effective January 1, 2011, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2011 Capital Budget and the 2011 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2011 through 2016 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing STREET RESURFACING by $5,725.82 and CBD SIGNAL UPGRADES by $25,000.00 to remove unencumbered funds from projects pending closure.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2273 2 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 768, effective January 1, 2010, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2010 Capital Budget and the 2010 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2010 through 2014 Capital Improvement Program” by closing projects pursuant to Chapter 218 of the City Code.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2274 2 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 855 of 2011, effective January 1, 2012, as amended, entitled “adopting and approving the 2012 Capital Budget and the 2012 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2012 through 2017 Capital Improvement Program” by closing projects pursuant to Chapter 218 of the City Code.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2275 2 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 858 of 2014, 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 reappropriating projects closed due to the requirements of Chapter 218 of the City Code.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2277 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 948, effective January 1, 2004, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2004 Capital Budget and the 2004 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2004 through 2009 Capital Improvement Program” by closing projects pursuant to Chapter 218 of the City Code.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2278 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 675, effective January 1, 2009, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2009 Capital Budget and the 2009 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2009 through 2013 Capital Improvement Program” by closing projects pursuant to Chapter 218 of the City Code.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2279 2 ResolutionResolution realigning a total of $2,412,831 between various accounts within the 2015 Operating Budget. This transfer is necessary for the 2015 close in order to meet expenditures for the remainder of the fiscal year.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2308 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for December 2, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2015-2283 2 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code at Title 6, Conduct, Article III: Dogs Cats and Other animals, by adding a new Section 634.11 to Chapter 634 - Kennels and Catteries, requiring anyone advertising an animal for sale to disclose kennel license and sales license information.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2284 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code at Title 6: Conduct, Article III: Dogs, Cats and Other Animals, by adding a new Chapter 638 - Sale of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits, making it unlawful to sell commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores, retail businesses or other commercial establishments in the city of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2309 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for December 2, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2015-2281 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Directors of the Departments of Public Works, Office of Management and Budget, Finance, and Parks and Recreation to enter into a Lease Agreement with C R JRS CHIP, Inc. d/b/a The First Tee of Pittsburgh at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2015-2310 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Performance and Asset Management for December 2, 2015 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2015-2260 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with the Cities of Service Inc. to receive $25,000 in grant contribution; two AmeriCorps VISTA members; and technical assistance and support from Cities of Service valued at $100,000.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video