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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 8/27/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2019-1982 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the Lebanese-American community of Our Lady of Victory Maronite Catholic Church for their commitment to family and faith and serving the residents of the City of Pittsburgh; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, 2019, to be "Lebanese-American Days" in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2019-1983 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize the long history of African American Entrepreneurship and Food Business in the City of Pittsburgh; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare, Sunday, September 1st, 2019 to be “A Soulful Taste of the Burgh Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1984 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Marty Langford for his commitment to the Westside Mustangs Youth Athletic Association and to the youth in the City of Pittsburgh; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Tuesday, August 27, 2019, to be “Marty Langford Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1985 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Holy Rosary School for their all class reunion; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday, August 31, 2019, to be “Holy Rosary School Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1986 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the 2019 Women of Distinction honorees; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Saturday August 10, 2019, to be “Women of Distinction Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1987 1 Will of CouncilWHEREAS, Allegheny County Council Members DeWitt Walton and Paul Klein have introduced an ordinance currently under consideration by that legislative body to create the Independent Police Review Board, which would function as a means for “citizen review of allegations of misconduct undertaken by police officers within Allegheny County;” andAdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1988 1 Will of CouncilWHEREAS, the Members of Pittsburgh City Council implore the Pennsylvania General Assembly, as well as the Congress of the United States, to pass within the next 30 days common-sense safety measures; and,AdoptedPass Action details Not available
2019-1935 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 863 of 2018, effective January 1, 2019, as amended, 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 reducing and increasing various line items funded from the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program, and HOME Investment Partnership.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1936 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing an agreement or agreements with various community organizations for operational/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment, and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities on the behalf of residents of the City of Pittsburgh, at a cost not to exceed $1,150,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1937 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of D’Appolonia Engineering Division of Ground Technology, Inc., 701 Rodi Road, Floor 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15235-4559 in an amount not to exceed Eleven Thousand One Hundred Forty One Dollars and Forty One Cents ($11,141.41) for professional services regarding landslide matters. (Executive Session held 9/10/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1938 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution #253 authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Fox Rothschild LLP, 2000 Market St., 20th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 for professional consulting and legal services in relation to False Claims Act litigation by increasing the total cost from One Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($110,000.00) to Two Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($235,000.00). (Executive Session held 9/10/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1939 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution #663 authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with McGrail & Associates, 1714 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA for professional consulting services in connection with billboard tax litigation by increasing the total cost from Sixty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($60,000.00) to Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000.00). (Executive Session held 9/10/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1940 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the amount of Eight Thousand Six Hundred Twenty-Two Dollars and Fifty Cents ($8,622.50) to Kittelson LLC, 1008 Woodcreek Drive, College Station, TX 77845 for professional services in relation to a lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. (Executive Session held 9/10/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1941 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Cohen & Grigsby, P.C, P.O. Box 641014, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-1014, in an amount not to exceed Four Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-Seven Dollars and Fifty Cents ($4,687.50) for professional services in connection with an employment matter. (Executive Session held 9/10/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1942 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the amount of Five Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety-Four Dollars and Ten Cents ($5,974.10) to Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., Two PPG Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 for professional legal services in relation to police matters. (Executive Session held 9/10/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1943 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the amount of Twenty Two Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($22,000.00) to Robert A. Creo, 3934 Foster St., #B531, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 for arbitration services rendered in connection with Act 111 Interest Arbitration. (Executive Session held 9/10/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1944 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Farrell & Reisinger, LLC, 436 7th Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, in an amount not to exceed Eighteen Thousand Two Hundred Forty-One Dollars and No Cents ($18,241.00) for professional legal services regarding a police matter. (Executive Session held 9/10/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1945 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of $6,752.32 to Thomas Thomas and Hafer LLP, One Oxford Centre Suite 1150, 301 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for professional legal services in connection with a police matter. (Executive Session held 9/10/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1946 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLCC, 300 Kanawha Boulevard, East, P.O. Box 273, Charleston, WV 25321-0273, in an amount not to exceed Three Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-Four Dollars and Sixty Five Cents ($3,494.65) for professional legal services regarding a police matter. (Executive Session held 9/10/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1947 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 Highmark Health - Allegheny Health Network of trauma gauze totaling an estimated value of Twenty-Two Thousand Dollars ($22,000).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1948 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title VI: Conduct; Article I: Regulated Rights and Actions; Chapter 620: Graffiti by amending the existing language of Section 620.06 to replace the Bureau of Building Inspection with the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections, to allow the Bureau of Police to prepare and send notices, and to clarify the process for removing publicly visible graffiti located on private property.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1949 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 $1,071,974.00,Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1950 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.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1951 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article I, Section 902.03 Zoning Map, by changing from P, Parks, to EMI, Educational Medical Institutional,, 6,500 SF one parcel near the intersection of Frew Street and Hamerschlag Drive, Block Number 53-B, lot number 100; in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System. (Public Hearing scheduled for 10/23/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1952 1 ResolutionResolution approving an updated 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 Carnegie Mellon University “Institutional Master Plan” dated July 30, 2019 on property zoned EMI, Educational/Medical Institution District, 14th Ward, Council District 8. (Public Hearing scheduled for 10/23/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1953 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the designation as a Historic Structure under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain structure known as Heathside Cottage, located at 416 Catoma Street (23-D-56), in the Fineview Neighborhood, in the 25th Ward, City of Pittsburgh. (Public Hearing held 10/22/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1954 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of Public Safety to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into a Professional Services Agreement with Rite Academy, LLC for services in relation to police leadership training activities at an overall cost not to exceed Thirty-Nine Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Dollars (39,520.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1980 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution No. 855 of 2011, entitled “adopting and approving the 2012 capital budget and the 2012-2017 Capital Improvement Program” by transferring $5,000 from District 6 Neighborhood Initiative to the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh for gym equipment and a fitness and mentoring program at Allegheny Dwellings, within Council District 6 Neighborhood Needs.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1981 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 493, effective August 6, 2012 entitled “providing for an agreement/s, or use of existing agreements and/or a contract/s, or use of existing contracts, and for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, and/or services for City Council Neighborhood Needs Program and providing for the payment of the costs thereof”, by transferring $5,000 from District 6 Neighborhood Initiatives to the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh/Allegheny Dwellings in Council District 6 Neighborhood Needs. Total cost of all projects is not to exceed $130,802.79Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1955 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the East Liberty Site Preparation Contract - Liberty Green located at 155 Larimer Avenue, at parcel number 83-S-196, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1956 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for 2554 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1957 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for 23rd and Railroad, 23rd Street and Railroad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1958 1 ResolutionResolution adopting the Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the A.J. Palumbo Center Addition project which will involve major interior renovations and the building footprint enlargement. The building address is 1304 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15219, in the 1st Ward.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1959 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the execution of a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh for the performance of certain work in connection with the 2019-2020 Community Development Block Grant Program, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, not to exceed $4,558,960.00 (Council Districts: All).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1960 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh designating URA as the City’s agent for administration of the 2019-2020 HOME Investments Partnership Program. (Council Districts: All)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1961 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Professional Services Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and ATC Group Services LLC (ATC), for architectural and engineering design services related to the stormwater management and renovation of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Firing Range, at the not to exceed amount of THREE HUNDRED SIXTY NINE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SIXTY DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($369,260.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1962 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works, to enter into a Professional Services Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and Buchart Horn Architects, for architectural and engineering design services related to the renovation of the former Thaddeus Stevens School for use by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Special Deployment Division, for the not to exceed amount of NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE DOLLARS AND TWENTY TWO CENTS ($973,595.22).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1963 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works, on behalf of the City, to enter into an agreement with Duquesne Light Company in order to erect, install, and use an underground electrical system and associated apparatus upon the City’s property at the Forestry Division on Stanton Avenue in Highland Park for the purpose of electrical and/or telecommunications services.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1964 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Michael Johnson, 5317 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, his successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at his own cost and expense, two exterior steel trellis structures at the Pusadee’s Garden Restaurant at 5317 Butler Street, in the 10th Ward, 7th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1965 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, and the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to enter into an agreement with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Multimodal Transportation (MTF) Fund Program, should the grant be awarded by DCED, to provide funding for the South 21st Street Complete Green Street Project. The grant proposal includes an ask of $1,578,725.00 with a local match of $473,618.00 to be contributed by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. In the event the grant is awarded, this resolution provides for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed TWO MILLION FIFTY TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FOURTY THREE ($2,052,343.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1966 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and Crafton Borough in connection with the paving of Ingram Avenue between Duncan Avenue and Steuben Street providing for the payment of the costs thereof, by the Borough to the City, the costs associated with the paving of the Borough’s portion of Ingram Avenue. The estimated cost of preparation and completion of work is Thirty Two-Thousand Two-Hundred Forty-Nine Dollars ($32,249.00).Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2019-1966 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and Crafton Borough in connection with the paving of Ingram Avenue between Duncan Avenue and Steuben Street providing for the payment of the costs thereof, by the Borough to the City, the costs associated with the paving of the Borough’s portion of Ingram Avenue. The estimated cost of preparation and completion of work is Thirty Two-Thousand Two-Hundred Forty-Nine Dollars ($32,249.00).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-1967 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 301 of 2018 entitled “Resolution providing for a Contract or Contracts, or the use of existing Contracts, an Agreement or Agreements, or the use of existing Agreements, providing for the design, repairs, maintenance, improvements, emergencies and/or the purchase of materials, equipment and supplies in connection with PENN AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION, PHASE II PROJECT; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof, not to exceed $500,000.00” to increase the funding amount to $732,626.61 and alter the funding source.” Now being further amended to increase the funding to accommodate a Letter of Amendment to the Reimbursement Agreement, amount not to exceed the total of $738,626.61.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1968 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing Resolution number 40 of 2019, entitled “Resolution providing for a Contract or Contracts, or the use of existing Contracts, an Agreement or Agreements, or the use of existing Agreements, providing for the design and replacement of the Charles Anderson Bridge; and providing for a Reimbursement Agreement or Agreements with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof, not to exceed $965,794.03.” To add further budget authority for a Letter of Amendment to the original Reimbursement Agreement, not to exceed a total of $967,044.03.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1977 1 ResolutionResolution naming the Stratmore Street Park as “Andrew Joseph Kukuruda” Park. (Public Hearing held 10/30/19)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1969 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One, Administrative, Article XI, Human Resources, Chapter 181, General Provisions, Section 181.11 and Title Four, Public Places and Properties, Article II, Telecommunications, Chapter 425, Section 425.07, Cable Communications in order to remove the Pittsburgh Cable Communications Advisory Committee and all mentions in city code.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1970 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 456 of 2015, authorizing an amendment or amendments(s) to the existing Rooftop License Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and 600 GS Prop LP, a Pennsylvania limited partnership, in order to extend the term through May 5, 20182023, at a cost not to exceed eighty-four thousand one hundred forty-seven dollar and eighty-nine cents ($84,147.89)Two Hundred Twenty-Eight Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-Nine Dollars and Forty-Nine Cents ($228,559.49)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1971 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 801 of 2017 which amended Resolution No. 662 of 2016 which authorized the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into an Agreement, Agreements or Amendments with Amcom for the lease of the Multi-Function Devices and the Managed Print Services for a sum not to exceed Three Hundred Seventy-five Thousand Dollars $375,000 per year for 5 years, by increasing the not to exceed amount to Two Million Three Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars (2,310,000).Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2019-1971 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 801 of 2017 which amended Resolution No. 662 of 2016 which authorized the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into an Agreement, Agreements or Amendments with Amcom for the lease of the Multi-Function Devices and the Managed Print Services for a sum not to exceed Three Hundred Seventy-five Thousand Dollars $375,000 per year for 5 years, by increasing the not to exceed amount to Two Million Three Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars (2,310,000).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-1972 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 526 of 2018, which authorized the City of Pittsburgh to extend a Professional Service Agreement(s) with STR.Grants, LLC for software services relating to the eProperties Plus profiling system, by a term of one year at an additional cost not to exceed Thirty-One Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty-One Dollars and Eleven Cents ($31,951.11).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1973 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into a maintenance agreement with OPEX Corporation for maintenance services related to the FalconRED document scanning workstation. Total cost will be a one-time payment not to exceed Ten Thousand Three Hundred Thirty Dollars ($10,330) with three additional option years (2020, 2021, 2022).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2019-1978 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Public Works to enter into an Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (hereinafter referred to as “PDP”) for services rendered by Clean Team ambassadors within the South Side PED, at an annual cost not to exceed one-hundred fifty-seven thousand sixty-two dollars and sixty-seven cents ($157,062.67).Waived under Rule 8  Action details Video Video
2019-1978 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Public Works to enter into an Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (hereinafter referred to as “PDP”) for services rendered by Clean Team ambassadors within the South Side PED, at an annual cost not to exceed one-hundred fifty-seven thousand sixty-two dollars and sixty-seven cents ($157,062.67).Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-1979 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, in the amount of eleven thousand six hundred and sixty-two dollars and eighty-eight cents ($11,662.88) for invoiced services rendered within the South Side PED charged to and payable from the PED Trust Fund.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2019-1979 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, in the amount of eleven thousand six hundred and sixty-two dollars and eighty-eight cents ($11,662.88) for invoiced services rendered within the South Side PED charged to and payable from the PED Trust Fund.Read and referred  Action details Not available
2019-1974 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Ronald S. Graziano to serve as a member of the Board of License and Inspection Review for a term to expire August 31, 2022.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1975 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Kellie Ware-Seabron to serve as a member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2020.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2019-1976 1 PetitionPetition from the residents of the City of Pittsburgh requesting a Public Hearing before City Council relative to awarding reparations for the Black (African-American, New Afrikan, Afro-Descendent, etc.) residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania because of the legacy of slavery, Jim-Crow and the continued systemic and structural oppression of white-supremacy and economic injustice. The petition is invalid in accordance with the Home Rule Charter.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video