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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/20/2017 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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2017-2145 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby remember the lives lost to transphobia, condemn hate and violence, celebrate the contributions of the city’s transgender residents, and reaffirm that Pittsburgh is a city where all are welcome to live in peace; and, BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare November 20, 2017 to be “Transgender Day of Remembrance” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2146 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare November 4, 2017 to be “Softer Side Seminars Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2147 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare November 20, 2017 to be “Major Harris Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2148 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby acknowledges the services and sense of community that Beth El Congregation has provided and will continue to provide to the South Hills; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council hereby declares Tuesday, November 20, 2017, “Beth-El Congregation of the South Hills Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2149 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby acknowledges Caitlyn McNulty and the Brookline Teen Outreach staff for providing teenagers in South Pittsburgh with a diverse array of after-school programs and opportunities that bolster their education and compliment our beloved community; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council hereby declares Tuesday, November 20, 2017, “Brookline Teen Outreach Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2150 1 ProclamationNOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize the critical role that the Greenfield Baseball Association has played in the community, commends those GBA volunteers who have given unselfishly of their time and congratulates the honorees at the Annual Awards Dinner for their contributions to the Greenfield community; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, November 18, 2017, to be “Greenfield Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2151 1 Will of CouncilNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the council of the City of Pittsburgh calls on both Congress to reinstate abortion service coverage for women enrolled in public insurance programs by enacting the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to provide abortion coverage in public insurance programs in Pennsylvania and lift the ban on such coverage in private insurance plans sold through the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Council calls upon President Trump and Governor Wolf to actively support these and all other measures to insure and protect the rights of women everywhere to have unhindered access to safe and comprehensive health care.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2152 1 Will of CouncilNOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh opposes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in its current form because of the adverse effects it will have on affordable housing, and calls on the House on the Representatives to amend the bill; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh calls on the United States Senate to oppose this legislation in its current form.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2153 1 Small Games of ChanceNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby recognize Pittsburgh Musical Theater 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
2017-2125 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for Walnut Capital - Craft Place, LP for the Craft Place Offices project located at 3250 Craft Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-2126 1 ResolutionResolution approving a new Institutional Master Plan under the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article II, Chapter 905, Section 905.03.D and Article VII, Chapter 922, Section 922.12.G for Allegheny General Hospital “Institutional Master Plan” dated November 6, 2017 on property zoned EMI, Educational/Medical Institution District, 22nd Ward, Council District No. 1. (Public Hearing Held 1-10-18)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-2099 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 24 of 2014, as further amended by Resolution 781, effective December 1, 2014, Resolution No. 592, effective September 25, 2015 and Resolution No. 483, effective August 3, 2016 providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a Professional Service Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with UPMC Mercy for professional services in connection with the administration and evaluation of medical examinations and related tests and procedures for current and prospective employees and promotion by increasing the total cost from $1,140,000.00 to $1,460,000.00 an increase of $320,000.00.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2017-2099 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 24 of 2014, as further amended by Resolution 781, effective December 1, 2014, Resolution No. 592, effective September 25, 2015 and Resolution No. 483, effective August 3, 2016 providing that the City of Pittsburgh enter into a Professional Service Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with UPMC Mercy for professional services in connection with the administration and evaluation of medical examinations and related tests and procedures for current and prospective employees and promotion by increasing the total cost from $1,140,000.00 to $1,460,000.00 an increase of $320,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2100 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with P&A Group for services relating to the administration of the City of Pittsburgh’s Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) program for a sum not to exceed Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) over four years and for the payment of the costs thereof.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2017-2100 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with P&A Group for services relating to the administration of the City of Pittsburgh’s Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) program for a sum not to exceed Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) over four years and for the payment of the costs thereof.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2101 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with Highmark, Inc. for services relating to the administration of the City of Pittsburgh’s Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account program for a sum not to exceed Nineteen Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty-Eight Dollars ($19,988.00) over two years and for the payment of the costs thereof.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2017-2101 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with Highmark, Inc. for services relating to the administration of the City of Pittsburgh’s Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account program for a sum not to exceed Nineteen Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty-Eight Dollars ($19,988.00) over two years and for the payment of the costs thereof.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2127 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article VII: - Disruptive Properties, Chapter 670: - Disruptive Property Abatement, Section 670.02 - Disruptive Property Defined, by requiring a minimum of three of, but not limiting to, three (3) separate occasions, citations, summons, and/or arrests for disruptive activities within any twelve-month period.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2017-2127 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article VII: - Disruptive Properties, Chapter 670: - Disruptive Property Abatement, Section 670.02 - Disruptive Property Defined, by requiring a minimum of three of, but not limiting to, three (3) separate occasions, citations, summons, and/or arrests for disruptive activities within any twelve-month period.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2128 1 ResolutionResolution submitting the recommendation of the Commission on Naming Public Properties to City Council to name the trail names of Brighton Heights Park, located in the City of Pittsburgh, to Harbison Connector, Coopers Run, and Birkoff Connector Trails. Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2129 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of the Richard S. Caliguiri Amyloidosis Foundation in an amount not to exceed twelve thousand, four hundred, ninety two dollars ($12,492.00), in connection with the 2017 Great Race in the Department of Parks and Recreation, without previous authority of law; and providing for the payment thereof.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2130 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 476, effective August 11, 2017, authorizing the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, and/or the Director of the Department of Public Safety and Director of the Office and Management and Budget to enter into agreements in individual amounts of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or less with performers, instructors, artists, referees, and persons with specialized skills in connection with the Departments’ recreational and instructional programs and special events services.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Not available
2017-2130 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 476, effective August 11, 2017, authorizing the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, and/or the Director of the Department of Public Safety and Director of the Office and Management and Budget to enter into agreements in individual amounts of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) or less with performers, instructors, artists, referees, and persons with specialized skills in connection with the Departments’ recreational and instructional programs and special events services.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2131 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administration, Article VII Procedures, Chapter 161, Contracts, by adding Section 161.45, entitled “City of Pittsburgh Minimum Wage Requirements For Designated Contracts”.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2132 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title Two: Fiscal; Article VII: Business Related Fees; Chapter 253: Parking Tax, to clarify defined terms describing a Patron and Person to provide consistency with current regulations and to conform with PA state authorizing legislation, 53 P.S. Section 895.902.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2133 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title Two: Fiscal; Article I: Administration; Chapter 218: Capital Budget and Capital Improvement Plan, by revising Sections 218.08: Project and Budget Reporting, so as to strengthen the City’s provisions for the closure of capital project accounts included as part of the City Controller’s “Annual Accounting Close and Report.” (Briefing Held 12-4-17)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2134 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Two, Fiscal, Article I, Administration, by adding language to Chapter 219 - Operating Budget, so as to codify Act 47 best practices and Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority requirements regarding the City's Annual Operating Budget. (Briefing Held 12-4-17)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2135 1 ResolutionOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code at Title Two: Fiscal, Article I: Administration, Chapter 202: Debt Management Policy, so as to provide further guidance on the debt management financial controls which allow the City of Pittsburgh to efficiently issue debt while maintaining a responsible debt service level. (Briefing Held 12-4-17)Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2136 1 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administrative, Article XI: Personnel, Chapter 192 - Pensions, by adding Chapter 192.44, so as to add language to prohibit pension enhancements for Municipal, Fire, and Police pensions, including retroactive enhancements.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2137 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Union Trust Building, 501 Grant St., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA in an amount not to exceed Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000.00) for legal fees pertaining to police matters. (Executive Session Held 11-27-17 and 12-5-17)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2017-2138 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to grant to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation a permanent easement for the purpose of staging future road construction projects and storage of materials on City property located near Wabash St, a City of Pittsburgh property designated as Block 5-B-199 in the 20th Ward.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2017-2139 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Karen Loysen as a member of the Historic Review Commission with a term to expire November 30, 2020.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2017-2140 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Lucia M. Aguirre as a member of the Historic Review Commission with a term to expire November 30, 2020.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2017-2141 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Alyssa P. Lyon as a member of the Board of License and Inspection Review with a term to expire November 30, 2020.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2017-2142 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Siena Kane as a member of the Board of License and Inspection Review with a term to expire November 30, 2020.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2017-2143 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Evaine K. Sing as a member of the Board of License and Inspection Review with a term to expire November 30, 2020.Held, Pending InterviewPass Action details Video Video
2017-2144 1 CommunicationCommunication from City Controller Michael Lamb submitting a Performance Audit of the Citywide Review Department and Authority Policies Concerning the Management of Personally Identifiable Information, dated November 2017.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
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.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.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.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2082 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution informing City Council of the appointment of Jennie Sweet-Cushman as a member of the Pittsburgh Equal Opportunity Review Commission with a term to expire September 30, 2021.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2017-2120 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for November 15, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2017-2033 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 816 of 2015, effective December 18, 2015, as amended, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2016 Capital Budget and the 2016 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2016 through 2021 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS by $200,000.00 and increasing HILL HOUSE by $200,000.00. (Briefing Held 11-8-17)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-2034 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management & Budget to enter into a Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Contracts, providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or use of existing Agreements with the Hill House Association in connection with the rehabilitation of the Blakey Program Center for a sum not to exceed Two Hundred Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($200,000.00) for the payment of the costs thereof. (Briefing Held 11-8-17)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-2037 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Cliff Jobe Consulting LLC, 204 Kennan Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601, in an amount not to exceed Twelve Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-Seven Dollars and 00/100 Cents ($12,827.00) for consultation services in connection with trial appearance and related expenses for USDC #2:16-cv-01364. (Executive Session Held 11-8-17)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-2055 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Pittsburgh Collision & Reconstruction Services, LLC, 10 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214, in an amount not to exceed Three Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Nine Dollars and 68/100 Cents ($3,129.68) for consultation services in connection with trial appearance and related expenses for USDC #2:16-cv-01364. (Executive Session Held 11-8-17)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-2056 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Union Trust Building, 501 Grant St., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA in an amount not to exceed Eight Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($8,500.00) for a trial transcript in a litigation case. (Executive Session Held 11-8-17)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-2073 2 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Article VII, Personnel, Chapters 701 and 702; Title One, Administrative, Article III, Chapters 111, 116, 140 and 145; Title One, Administrative, Article V, Chapter 152; Title One, Administrative, Article VII, Chapters 161 and 170; Title One, Administrative, Article IX, Chapters 174A, 176A, 177A, 177C, 178C, and 179; and Title One, Administrative, Article XI, Chapters 180, 182, 186, 190, 197, and 199, to establish the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service to encompass current Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission employees, responsibilities, and functions in order to adjust the name of the Department to better reflect its current functions and to clarify the roles, responsibilities, and functions of its Director.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-2074 2 ResolutionResolution providing for the conveyance by the City of Pittsburgh of certain property, having been placed for sale to adjoining property owners in conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh Side Yard Program. ITEMS A through F: A: 406 N Graham, B: 7043 Hermitage, C: 1332 Beechview, D: 3130 McClure, [E: 1524 Superior - DELETE, F: 1526 Superior - DELETE]Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-2081 1 ResolutionResolution amending the Rules of Council by adding purview over the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to the responsibilities of the Council Standing Committee on Public WorksPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-2121 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for November 15, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2017-2072 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 688 of 2016, entitled “Authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Public Safety to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into a one-year Professional Services Agreement or Agreements with Family Life Empowerment Community Development Corporation for the purpose of implementation of the Pittsburgh Group Violence Intervention Street Outreach Program,” so as to extend the contract an additional year, and increase the total cost from $150,000.00 to $300,000.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-2122 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for November 15, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2017-2003 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Project Cooperation Agreement with Tree Pittsburgh for the purpose of supporting Tree Pittsburgh’s efforts to promote and advance the City of Pittsburgh’s Urban Forest Master Plan.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-2123 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Innovation, Performance and Asset Management for November 15, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2017-2070 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance to purchase a subscription service from IHS Global, Inc., for economic data to be used within the City of Pittsburgh’s revenue forecasting models, at a cost not to exceed Four Thousand Eight Hundred and Three Dollars and Nineteen Cents ($4,803.19).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2017-2124 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for November 15, 2017 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2017-2052 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Addition to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the Junction Bloomfield at 5201 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video