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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/12/2017 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2017-1886 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend, recognize, and congratulate BikePGH on 15 years of service to the people of Pittsburgh through the encouragement of accessible transportation and healthy living; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare September 16, 2017 to be “BikePGH Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-1887 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby thank Our Lady of Victory Maronite Catholic Church for their allegiance to family, faith and food; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17, 2017, to be “Pittsburgh Lebanese Festival Days” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-1888 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh honors Dr. Barbour for 80 years and counting of a life lived to its fullest. We honor his achievements and know that his legacy continues in the children whose lives he has transformed. We admire his dedication to Pittsburgh Schools and value the accomplishments of Dr. Ken Barbour. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare the week of September 16th, 2017, until September 23rd, 2016 to be Dr. Ken Barbour week in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-1889 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and congratulate the Myrtle Wreath Award winners for their service to the Pittsburgh community and groundbreaking professional work and celebrate Hadassah-Pittsburgh for its 100 years of commitment to social justice causes and philanthropy; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Sunday, September 10th to be “Hadassah-Pittsburgh 100th Anniversary Day and 2017 Myrtle Wreath Award Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-1890 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and thank Josie White and her volunteers for their selfless act of kindness to our Public Safety Bureaus; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Monday, September 11, 2017, to be “Josie White Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-1891 1 Will of CouncilNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh: 1) Strongly endorses the efforts of the Pitt Faculty Organizing Committee and the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at the University of Pittsburgh; 2) Encourages the University of Pittsburgh not use public funds or tuition dollars to conduct anti-union activities; 3) Encourages the University of Pittsburgh to respect the right of graduate employees and faculty to engage in free and open dialogue about their collective bargaining rights; 4) Encourages the administration at the University of Pittsburgh to pledge to remain neutral with respect to the faculty and graduate employees’ free exercise of their right to form unions.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-1892 1 Small Games of ChanceNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby recognizes the Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh 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
2017-1875 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the Rivers Casino Hotel at 777 Casino Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1876 1 ResolutionResolution providing authorization for the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) to enter into an Agreement(s) for the City to provide administrative services associated with the health care plan for the PWSA for an amount not to exceed $144,000.00 over three years and allowing for an annual benefits true-up to provide for proper funding and payment of monthly premium equivalents amounts to the City from the PWSA and from the City to the PWSA.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1885 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 137 of 2015, entitled, “Resolution requesting the approval of an inter-municipal transfer of restaurant liquor license, License No. R-14437, LID-59576 from 1313 Saloon, Inc., 1313 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne, PA 15110 to the Applicant, The CocoRico Corp., 139 41st Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 for the premises located at 3718-20 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, restaurant known as "Round Corner Cantina", pursuant to amended Pennsylvania Liquor Code, Section 4-461,” so as to amend Section 5, Mutual Community Agreement among Lawrenceville Community (Lawrenceville United / Lawrenceville Corporation), and CocoRico Corp. (the “Parties”) by making various changes in the MCA. (Public Hearing Held, October 3, 2017)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1885 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 137 of 2015, entitled, “Resolution requesting the approval of an inter-municipal transfer of restaurant liquor license, License No. R-14437, LID-59576 from 1313 Saloon, Inc., 1313 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne, PA 15110 to the Applicant, The CocoRico Corp., 139 41st Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 for the premises located at 3718-20 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, restaurant known as "Round Corner Cantina", pursuant to amended Pennsylvania Liquor Code, Section 4-461,” so as to amend Section 5, Mutual Community Agreement among Lawrenceville Community (Lawrenceville United / Lawrenceville Corporation), and CocoRico Corp. (the “Parties”) by making various changes in the MCA. (Public Hearing Held, October 3, 2017)Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2017-1877 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor, Director of Public Safety, and Chief of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to support the creation of a Multicultural Liaison Unit (MLU). The unit will organize a series of Know your rights Sessions, Public Safety videos translated into different languages, Community meetings, Immigrant and Refugee Public Safety Academy, all to build a trustworthy and sustainable relationship between Public Safety and the Immigrant and refugee population. And further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1878 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with Boomershine Consulting Group, LLC for the provision of actuarial audit services for the City of Pittsburgh’s three pension funds for a sum not to exceed Thirty-Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty and Zero Dollars ($38,830.00) and for the payment of the costs thereof.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-1879 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works and/or the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to enter certain necessary agreements to acquire and secure a right-of-way in connection with the proposed McFarren Street Bridge.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-1880 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Khalif Ali as a Commissioner of the Ethics Hearing Board of the City of Pittsburgh for a term to expire June 30, 2020.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2017-1881 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution re-appointing Patrick J. Bigley as a Commissioner of the Ethics Hearing Board of the City of Pittsburgh for a term to expire June 30, 2020.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2017-1882 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Fred W. Brown as a Commissioner of the Ethics Hearing Board of the City of Pittsburgh for a term to expire on June 30, 2018.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2017-1883 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution re-appointing Gregory M. Monaco as a Commissioner of the Ethics Hearing Board of the City of Pittsburgh for a term to expire on June 30, 2020.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2017-1884 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Orlando G. Portela Valentin as a Commissioner of the Ethics Hearing Board of the City of Pittsburgh for a term to expire June 30, 2019.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2017-1869 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for September 6, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2017-1826 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Public Safety, on the behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a grant agreement with the Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA), for the purpose of receiving grant funds in the amount of two hundred fifty-one thousand five hundred dollars ($251,500.00) that will be used to establish, coordinate and fund activities to prevent, combat and reduce auto theft.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1862 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into a three-year professional services agreement or agreements with Johnson Controls for security camera integration and support services in the amount of One Million Two Hundred Forty Nine Thousand Twenty Four Dollars and No Cents ($1,249,024.00), with additional future capital funding dependent upon Council approval in the amount of Three Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($3,800,000.00) for an overall amount not to exceed Five Million Forty Nine Thousand Twenty Four Dollars and No Cents ($5,049,024.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Not available
2017-1870 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for September 6, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2017-1829 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of Bronder Technical Services, in the amount of $45,883.85, for emergency repair/replacement services to the existing Early Flood Warning System on Allegheny River Boulevard/Washington Boulevard/Negley Run/Highland Drive, and providing for the payment of the costs thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1830 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Project and License Agreement with Riverlife to provide certain improvements along Fort Pitt Boulevard between Grant Street and Smithfield Street in the Downtown neighborhood of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1871 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Human Resources for September 6, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2017-1824 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 2017 Neighborhood Employment Program, and providing for the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the 2017 Neighborhood Employment Program for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $150,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1825 1 ResolutionResolution providing for 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 2017 Pittsburgh Partnership Employment Program; and providing for the periodic transfer of funds to be used in the 2017 Pittsburgh Partnership Employment Program, and for payment of cost thereof, cost not to exceed $150,000.00Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1872 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for September 6, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2017-1776 3 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article I, Section 902.03 Zoning Map, by changing from R2-L, Residential Two-Family Low Density, to R1D-M R1A-M, Residential Single-Unit Density, Moderate Density, in South Point Breeze Neighborhood. PUBLIC HEARING HELD AUGUST 31, 2017Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1873 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Performance and Asset Management for September 6, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2017-1807 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into a Contract or Agreement with GBWH Pittsburgh, New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Pittsburgh, to deliver technical training courses to support ongoing development of Innovation & Performance staff who support critical IT infrastructure for a sum not to exceed Forty-six Thousand Four Hundred and Zero Dollars ($46,400) for one year and for the payment of the costs thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1874 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for September 6, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Not available
2017-1808 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the construction of 10 single family houses to be known as Republic Street Housing. This will include six houses along the east side of Republic Street and four houses along the west side of Seward Street. The project is located on interconnecting lands between Republic and Seward Streets, just south of Rutledge Street in the 19th Ward of the City. The house addresses will be 217, 219, 221, 223, 227, and 229 Republic Street and 214, 216, 218 and 220 Seward Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1809 1 ResolutionResolution to extend the term of existence of the Stadium Authority of the City of PittsburghPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1810 1 ResolutionResolution approving execution of a Contract for Disposition by Sale of Land by and between the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, or an entity to be formed, for the sale of Block 1-D, Lot 183 in the 2nd Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, 604 Liberty Avenue -- Council District No. 6 (Commercial Rehabilitation).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1811 1 ResolutionResolution approving Execution of a Contract for Disposition by Sale of Land by and between the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and Cory G. Cope IV and Jennifer Owen, for the Sale of Block 23-B, Lot 174, in the 25th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh - Council District No. 6 (Perrysville Avenue - Sideyard).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1812 1 ResolutionResolution approving execution of a Contract for Disposition by Sale of Land by and between the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and the NRG Energy Center Pittsburgh LLC, with respect to the sale of Block 2-H, Lot 53 (Lot 5-B in the NRG Subdivision Plan No. 1) situated in the 3rd Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, -- Council District No. 6 (Redevelopment).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1813 1 ResolutionResolution approving execution of a Contract for Disposition by Sale of Land by and between the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, or a joint venture to be formed by the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (“HACP”), or an entity to be formed by HACP and TREK Development Group, with respect to the sale of Block 23-F, Lots 59, 59A, 60, 60A and 60B; Block 23-B, Lots 216, 227, 227A, 227B, 228, 229, 231, 232, 233, 234, 234A and 235; and Block 23-G, Lots 344 and 345, situated in the 25th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, -- Council District No. 6 (Residential Development).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1814 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an application for financial assistance for the Choice Neighborhood Homeowner Assistance Program in the amount of $250,000 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the operation and administration of certain programs and projects in FY 2017-2018. (Council District: 9).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1815 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a 2017-2018 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 Choice Neighborhood Homeowner Assistance Program. (Council District: 9).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1816 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an application for financial assistance for East Ohio Street Gateway Redevelopment in the amount of $250,000 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the operation and administration of certain programs and projects in FY 2017-2018. (Council District 1).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1817 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a 2017-2018 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 East Ohio Street Gateway Redevelopment. (Council District 1).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1818 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an application for financial assistance for Polish Hill Gateway Redevelopment in the amount of $400,000 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the operation and administration of certain programs and projects in FY 2017-2018. (Council District 7).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1819 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a 2017-2018 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 Gateway Redevelopment. (Council District 7).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1820 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to submit an application for financial assistance for the Neighborhood Business District Program in the amount not to exceed $600,000 to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the operation and administration of certain programs and projects in FY 2017-2018. (Council District: All).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-1821 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a 2017-2018 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 Neighborhood Business District Program. (Council Districts: All).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video