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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/19/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2019-1500 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and its members for their tireless efforts and dedication to fighting the Ebenezer Baptist church fire, and for their continued work and ceaseless courage throughout the City that keeps us all safe; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Wednesday, March 13, 2019, to be “Ebenezer Baptist Church Fire Remembrance Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1501 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, March 19, 2019 to Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to be “Happy Birthday Helen Rowda Goettmann Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1502 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare February 15 to March 15 to be “Women of Color HERStory Month®” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1503 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does recognize, celebrate and thank Hugh Brannan III for his tireless work as the Chair of South Side Planning Forum; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 to be “HUGH BRANNAN DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1504 1 Will of CouncilNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby urge the Pennsylvania Senate and Pennsylvania House to approve Senate Bill 232 and House Bill 193 to eliminate the unnecessary cap on utility investment in energy efficiency and carbon reduction programs; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, a copy of this Will of Council shall be sent to Allegheny County delegation of the Pennsylvania State House and Senate, Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee Chair Robert Tomlinson and Minority Chair Lisa Boscola, Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Chair Brad Roae and Minority Chair Robert Matzie, and Governor Tom Wolf.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1489 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 310 of 2018 to provide additional information regarding authorized lease between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation for space in 1555 Broadway Avenue.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2019-1489 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 310 of 2018 to provide additional information regarding authorized lease between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation for space in 1555 Broadway Avenue.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1490 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor through the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to execute relevant agreements to implement the creation of Financial Empowerment Centers within the City of Pittsburgh and further providing for agreements and expenditures not to exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) for this stated purpose.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2019-1490 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor through the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to execute relevant agreements to implement the creation of Financial Empowerment Centers within the City of Pittsburgh and further providing for agreements and expenditures not to exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1491 1 ResolutionResolution for issuance of a warrant for invoices totaling Four Thousand Ninety-Two and 23/100 Dollars ($4,092.23) in favor of D’Appolonia Engineering related to evaluation of slope conditions. (Executive Session held 4/3/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1492 1 ResolutionResolution approving a Conditional Use Application under the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article V, Chapter 911.2, Section 911.02.A.64 for West Liberty Elementary School for authorization to expand an Elementary/Secondary School (General) at 785 Dunster St, zoned “R1D-M” Residential Single-Unit Detached, Moderate Density District, 19th Ward, Council District No. 4 (Public Hearing held 5/8/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1493 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four, Public Places and Property, Article 1, 416.10.D Public Right-Of-Way Encroachments; Permit Required, Public Right-Of-Way-Encroachments to allow One Step Program ramps to be installed without Council Approval.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1494 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of City Planning to enter into a Fellowship Participation Agreement with Student Conservation Association, Inc. of Pittsburgh not to exceed $15,583.78 for fiscal year 2019.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1495 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Chippy, LLC, 896 Clinton Frankfort Road Clinton, Pennsylvania 15026, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a handicap ramp with handrail and landing and concrete heated sidewalk at 5126 Butler Street, in the 10th Ward, in the 7th Council District of City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1496 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Urban Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel Company, LLC, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a handicap ramp with handrail and landing at 401 Wood Street, in the 1st Ward, in the 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1497 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Nic Decio, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a handicap ramp with handrail and landing at 2517 and 2519 Penn Avenue, in the 2nd Ward, in the 7th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1498 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from Smart Growth America (SGA) to be used for participation in the Safe Streets, Smart Cities Academy not to exceed Eight Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($8,000.00) for this stated purpose. Additionally, the city will provide matching funds not to exceed Eight Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($8,000.00) in order to receive said grant funds to be used for the same purpose.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1499 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 149 of 2015, which authorized the City of Pittsburgh to enter into an agreement or agreements with eDocs Technologies, LLC ("eDocs") for licensing services and maintenance and support services, to update the Scope of Work and to add the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service as a signatory, at an additional cost not to exceed Seventy Nine Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty Dollars and No Cents ($79,760.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1483 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for March 13, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1423 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 Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and 00/100 ($7,500.00) for services rendered as an expert witness in a police-related matter. (Executive Session held 3/12/19)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1424 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of warrant in the total sum of Twenty-Seven Thousand ($27,000.00) in favor of Laurie and Paul Hecht c/o Peter J. Pietrandrea Esquire, Law Offices of Peter J. Pietrandrea, 1309 Freedom Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066, as final settlement related to the action filed in the Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County. (Executive Session held 3/12/19)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1437 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing, pursuant to Ch. 210 (“Acceptance of Gifts to City”) of the City Code, the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Safety to accept a donation from Maurkice Pouncey of SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($7,500.00) to support the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Mounted Unit.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1440 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 863 of 2018, effective January 1, 2019, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2019 Capital Budget and the 2019 Community Development Block Grant Program, and the 2019 through 2024 Capital Improvement Program,” by making various adjustments to CDBG and PAYGO fund sources and programming for URA and PLI capital projects.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1484 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for March 13, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1443 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of Public Safety to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into an Amended Professional Services Agreement or Agreements with Freedom Indeed LLC/Reverend Cornell Jones for continued professional services as a Multi-Strategy Coordinator. These services are in regards to the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice and the City’s grant agreement with the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, as previously authorized by Resolution No. 398 of 2016, at a total cost not to exceed FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS and NO CENTS ($15,000.00). Said Amended Agreement(s) shall be extended for a period of three months, bringing the overall value of the Amended Agreement to $135,000, with the previous $120,000 funded from said grant, while the City issues a new RFP for the same services later in 2019.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1444 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of Peacekeeper Products International in the amount of Twenty-Nine Thousand Three Hundred Ten Dollars and Thirty-Four Cents ($29,310.34) for the purchase of equipment for the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Police.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1485 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for March 13, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1446 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing resolution number 728 of 2018, entitled “Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Green Light - Go Grant for Central business district signal improvements and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed THREE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE ($3,560,565.00) dollars for this stated purpose” in order to authorize expenditure of a local match not to exceed eight hundred ninety thousand one hundred and forty two dollars ($890,142.00) necessary to obtain grant funding.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1459 2 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title VI: Conduct, Article I: Regulated Actions and Rights, by repealing the existing language of Chapter 619: Refuse Collection and Recycling, in its entirety and replacing it with a new Chapter 619: Municipal Waste and Recycling to streamline municipal waste and recycling practices in the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1486 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for March 13, 2019 with a NEGATIVE Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2018-1212 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the designation as a Historic Structure under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain structure known as the Abrams House, located at 118-A Woodland Road, block and lot numbers 85-R-211, in the 14th Ward, City of Pittsburgh. (Public Hearing scheduled for 2/13/19)FailedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1487 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for March 13, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1352 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 574, approved July 25, 2000, "providing for the implementation of a Residential Sticker Parking Program in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood pursuant to Pittsburgh Code Chapter 549" so as to amend the streets and remove addresses included in Area "K".Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1353 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, by creating Title 13 entitled “Stormwater Management”, and by deleting Stormwater Management text from Title 10, Building, Chapter 1003. (Public Hearing held 3/6/19)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1442 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with Urban Design Ventures, LLC for services relating to the administration of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs for a sum not to exceed One Hundred Ninety-One Thousand Dollars ($191,000.00) over three years and for the payment of the costs thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1447 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 57, effective January 28, 2019, Resolution providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2014 Community Development Block Grant Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories, so as to reprogram funds within City Council from:“Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center” (-$11,000.00) to “Bloomfield Garfield Corporation” (+$11,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1448 1 ResolutionResolution Amending Resolution No. 56, effective January 28, 2019, entitled: Resolution 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 $940,000.00; : so as to reprogram funds within City Council from: “Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center”(-$ 11,000.00) to “Bloomfield Garfield Corporation” (+$11,000.00)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1449 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 698, effective October 11, 2018, Resolution providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2016 Community Development Block Grant Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories, so as to reprogram funds within City Council’s office from “Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center” (+$8,500.00) to “Bloomfield Garfield Corporation” (+$ 8,500.00)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1450 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 597, effective September 10, 2018 entitled: Resolution 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 $850,000.00; so as to reprogram funds within City Council from “Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center” (-$8,500.00), to “Bloomfield Garfield Corporation” (+$8,500.00)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1451 1 ResolutionResolution amending No. 58, effective January 28, 2019 providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2015 CDBG Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories, so as to reprogram funds within the City Council Office from: “Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center”(-$4,000.00) to “Bloomfield Garfield Corporation ”(+$4,000.00) and “Beechview Manor”(-$3,000.00) to “Beechview Manor/Housing Management Services”(+$3,000.00)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1452 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 59, effective January 28, 2019 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, 2015 CDBG at a cost not to exceed $895,000.00; so as to reprogram funds within City Council from “Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center” (-$4,000.00), to“Bloomfield Garfield Corporation” (+$4,000.00) and: “Beechview Manor”(-$3,000.00) to “Beechview Manor/Housing Management Services”(+$3,000.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1455 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 52, effective January 28, 2019 entitled: Amending the Capital Budget and pro viding for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2012 Community Development Block Grant Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories, so as to correct a job number within City Council for “Mt, Washington Community Development Corporation ”.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1456 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 53, effective January 28, 2019, entitled, “Providing for an Agreement or Agreements with various community organizations for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment; and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities; and for administrative/operational costs, maintenance, purchase of equipment, and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities of various departmental programs/projects for the benefit of residents of the City of Pittsburgh, so as to correct a job number within City Council: from “Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation”.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1457 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 60, effective January 28, 2019, Resolution providing for the filing of a Community Development statement by the City of Pittsburgh with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a grant in connection with the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Program; providing for the execution of grant contracts and for the filing of other data providing for required assurances; providing for execution of payment vouchers on letter of credit and for certification of authorized signature; the deposit of the funds in a bank account and providing for the payment of expenses within categories, so as to issue a name change within City Council budget: “Stop the Violence Pittsburgh”( -$2,500.00) to “POISE Foundation/Stop the Violence Pittsburgh” (+$2,500.00) “Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Bank” (-$5,000.00) to “Saint Mary of the Mount Church/ Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Bank” (+$5,000.00)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1458 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 61, effective January 28, 2019 entitled: Resolution 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 $825,000.00 so as to perform a name change within City Council from: “Stop the Violence Pittsburgh”(-$2,500.00) to “POISE Foundation/Stop the Violence Pittsburgh”(+$2,500.00), and “Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Bank”(-$5,000.00) to “Saint Mary of the Mount Church/ Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Bank” (+$5,000.00)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-1488 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Urban Recreation for March 13, 2019 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-1441 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Parks and Recreation to enter into a Sponsorship Agreement for the support of the City of Pittsburgh’s Citisports Baseball and Softball teams.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video