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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/3/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2020-0182 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare March 8, 2020 to be “Amy Bell Stephenson Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0183 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare the week of March 1-7, 2020 to be “Women in Construction Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0184 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby congratulate Gabe Kish, Sr. upon his retirement and commend him for his numerous altruistic contributions to his community and abroad; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare, Friday, February 28, 2020 to be “Gabe Kish, Sr. Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0185 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and congratulate Eagle Scout Maxwell DeFlitch for his outstanding achievement of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to be “Maxwell Albert DeFlitch Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0186 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend and congratulate Eagle Scout Quinn Reppe for his outstanding achievement of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to be “Quinn Andreas Reppe Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0156 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Digital Harbor Foundation to expand Rec2Tech programming into Jefferson Recreation Center and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0157 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 830 of 2018 entitled “Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Mobility & Infrastructure, on behalf of the City to enter into an agreement or agreements to complete engineering design for a new multimodal connection of Hazelwood, Greenfield, and Four Mile Run with Oakland - which will support green infrastructure, ensure safe travel, increase travel options between these neighborhoods, protect local neighborhoods, and increase connectivity consistent with the concept design developed through the 2018 public process, and further providing for payment of the cost not to exceed $1,346,644.10” to provide for a specific payee and authorize an increase to the project cost to afford for additional design services within the scope of work not to exceed a total cost of $1,416,540.43 $1,635,681.50, an increase of $69,896.33 $289,037.40.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0158 1 ResolutionResolution taking, appropriating and condemning by the City of Pittsburgh, for public roadway purposes certain property in the 18th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, owned by Michael Gene Elden, and known as 320 Arlington Avenue, authorizing the payment of just compensation and necessary and incidental acquisition costs related thereto.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0159 1 ResolutionResolution taking, appropriating and condemning by the City of Pittsburgh, for public roadway purposes certain property in the 18th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, owned by 2826 Edwards Way and Associates, LLC, and known as 322-324 Arlington Avenue, authorizing the payment of just compensation and necessary and incidental acquisition costs related thereto.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0160 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution number 763 of 2019, entitled “Resolution taking, appropriating and condemning by the City of Pittsburgh, for roadway purposes certain property in the 26th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, owned by Cessy Portuguez and known as 45 Semicir Street, authorizing the payment of just compensation and necessary and incidental acquisition and relocation costs related thereto” to amend the chargeable account to reflect the 2020 operating budget.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2020-0160 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution number 763 of 2019, entitled “Resolution taking, appropriating and condemning by the City of Pittsburgh, for roadway purposes certain property in the 26th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, owned by Cessy Portuguez and known as 45 Semicir Street, authorizing the payment of just compensation and necessary and incidental acquisition and relocation costs related thereto” to amend the chargeable account to reflect the 2020 operating budget.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0161 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City to enter into an agreement or agreements with PNC Bank, National Association to grant a license to PNC Bank, National Association to enter onto certain parcels in order to perform certain work including geotechnical and environmental surveys, site and topographic surveys, utility assessments, and engineering and evaluation.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2020-0161 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City to enter into an agreement or agreements with PNC Bank, National Association to grant a license to PNC Bank, National Association to enter onto certain parcels in order to perform certain work including geotechnical and environmental surveys, site and topographic surveys, utility assessments, and engineering and evaluation.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0162 1 ResolutionThe Mayor is hereby authorized to issue and the City Controller to countersign three (3) warrants in the total sum of Nineteen Thousand Dollars ($19,000) which shall be allocated and paid as follows: Two Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2,250), subject to required withholdings, made payable to Ermand Buccina, 1415 Oakglen St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15204, in full satisfaction of all claims including but not limited to claims for any alleged lost compensation. An IRS Form W-2 will be issued to Mr. Buccina according to statute; and Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000) will be made payable to Ermand Buccina, 1415 Oakglen St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15204, in full satisfaction of all other claims. An IRS Form I 099, with Box 3 marked as "other income," will be issued according to statute; and Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($4,750) to Mr. Buccina's legal counsel, Wienand & Bagin, First & Market Building, 100 First Avenue, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, as final settlement related to the action filed with the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations. (ExecutiveWaived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2020-0162 1 ResolutionThe Mayor is hereby authorized to issue and the City Controller to countersign three (3) warrants in the total sum of Nineteen Thousand Dollars ($19,000) which shall be allocated and paid as follows: Two Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2,250), subject to required withholdings, made payable to Ermand Buccina, 1415 Oakglen St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15204, in full satisfaction of all claims including but not limited to claims for any alleged lost compensation. An IRS Form W-2 will be issued to Mr. Buccina according to statute; and Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000) will be made payable to Ermand Buccina, 1415 Oakglen St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15204, in full satisfaction of all other claims. An IRS Form I 099, with Box 3 marked as "other income," will be issued according to statute; and Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($4,750) to Mr. Buccina's legal counsel, Wienand & Bagin, First & Market Building, 100 First Avenue, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, as final settlement related to the action filed with the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations. (ExecutiveRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0163 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Four Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Five Dollars and Sixty Cents ($4,455.60) to AA Court Reporters, 428 Boulevard of the Allies, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for Fire Arbitration transcription services.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0164 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Pittsburgh Collision & Reconstruction Services, LLC, 10 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA l5214 in an amount not to exceed Seven Thousand Four Hundred Dollars and Fifty Eight Cents ($7,400.58) for professional services in connection with a lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0165 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 948, effective January 1, 2004, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2004 Capital Budget and approving the 2004 through 2009 Capital Improvement Program” by reducing Fancourt Street Bridge by $7,000 and transferring those funds to the Uptown Mobility Network & Parking Management Plan.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0166 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 772 of 2012, effective January 1, 2013, as amended, entitled "Resolution adopting and approving the 2013 Capital Budget and approving the 2013 through 2018 Capital Improvement Program," by reducing Electronic Daily Activity Sheet by $20,000 and In-Car Camera System by $13,424.71 and transferring those funds to the Uptown Mobility Network & Parking Management Plan.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0167 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 approving the 2016 through 2021 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing Signage by $19,575.29 and transferring those funds to the Uptown Mobility Network & Parking Management Plan.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0181 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Department of Mobility & Infrastructure to enter into a contract or contracts with The Kittelson Team to conduct a Parking & Transportation Demand Management study for the Uptown neighborhood, in a cost not to exceed Sixty Thousand Dollars.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0168 1 ResolutionResolution amending the Rules of Council, Rule XI: Invoices, to increase the Departmental Invoice maximum from three thousand dollars to five thousand dollars.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0169 1 CommunicationCommunication from Kevin Pawlos, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, submitting the City of Pittsburgh Quarterly Financial and Performance Report for the period ending February 15, 2020.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0170 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution reappointing Reverend Liddy Barlow as a member of the Commission on Human Relations for a term to expire April 30, 2024.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0171 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution reappointing Wasiullah Mohamed as a member of the Commission on Human Relations for a term to expire April 30, 2024.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0172 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution reappointing Rabbi Sharyn Henry as a member of the Commission on Human Relations for a term to expire April 30, 2024.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0173 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Will Tolliver, Jr. as a member of the Commission on Human Relations for a term to expire on April 30, 2024. Mr. Tolliver will fill a seat that had been vacant.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0174 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution reappointing LaShawn Burton-Faulk as a Commissioner of the City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission for a term to expire January 2, 2026.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0175 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution reappointing Dina “Free” Blackwell as a Commissioner of the City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission for a term to expire January 2, 2026.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0176 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution reappointing Senator Wayne Fontana as a Member of the Pittsburgh Land Bank Board of Directors for a term to expire November 1, 2023.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0177 1 Appointment-InformingResolution informing City Council of the appointment of Karina Ricks as a Member of the Pittsburgh Parking Authority Board of Directors for a term to expire April 30, 2023. Ms. Ricks is replacing Aradhna Oliphant whose term has expired.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0178 1 Appointment-InformingResolution informing City Council of the reappointment of Reverend Brenda Gregg as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Stadium Authority for a term to expire December 31, 2023.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0179 1 Appointment-InformingResolution informing City Council of the reappointment of Stanley Lederman as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Stadium Authority for a term to expire December 31, 2024.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0180 1 Appointment-InformingResolution informing City Council of the reappointment of Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Urban Redevelopment for a term to expire December 2, 2023.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0153 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for February 26, 2020 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0066 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Pietragallo, Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, 38th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for legal services in connection with employment law-related training, in an amount not to exceed Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($7,500.00). (Executive Session held on 2/20/2020)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0068 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC, 525 William Penn Place, 28th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3152 for legal services in connection with an employment related matter, in an amount not to exceed Thirteen Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($13,000.00). (Executive Session held on 2/20/2020)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0122 1 ResolutionResolution repealing items in Resolutions approved on various dates, which authorized the sale of property in various wards of the City of Pittsburgh, due to an incompletion of sale. Item A: 228 KramerPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0126 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing issuance of a warrant in the amount of $3,013.00, in favor of Duquesne Light Company, ATTN: Carolyn K. Cingel, 411 Seventh Avenue, Mail Drop 16-1, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for damage to their light pole near 1205 Denniston Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15217 from a City ES-Recycling vehicle pulling it down on April 30, 2019.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0127 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing issuance of a warrant in the amount of $3,300.00, in favor of Dane Hager, 414 Rebecca Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 for damage to his vehicle from an intersectional accident with a city police vehicle, in emergency response, at the intersection of Frankstown Avenue and Washington Blvd., on March 31, 2019.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0129 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing and directing the City Controller to create a special trust fund, to be designated as the “Crossing Guards Special Events Trust Fund,” for the deposit of monies from crossing guards special events cost recovery, and authorizing the use of monies deposited therein by the Department of Public Safety to cover premium pay reimbursement for crossing guard personnel and administrative costs related to the aforementioned activities.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0154 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for February 26, 2020 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0118 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto JEFF YATES C/O MCKNIGHT RIVER WALK, LP, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a new 10’ concrete sidewalk along South 4th Street, (5) existing loading docks, as well as, a new ADA ramp, at 317 E. Carson Street, in the 17th Ward, 3rd Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0119 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto PNC BANK-SQUIRREL HILL, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, an ADA entrance ramp, at 5810 Forbes Avenue in the 14th Ward, 5th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0155 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for February 26, 2020 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2019-2031 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article I, Section 902.03 Zoning Map, by changing from EMI, Educational Medical Institution, to UI, Urban Industrial, property with frontage on Jane Street, 20th Street, 21st Street, Mary Street, Edwards Way, and Harcum Way, identified as Block 12-K, Lots 290 and 360 and Black 12-P, Lot 27, in the Allegheny County Block and Lot System, 17th Ward. (Public Hearing held 2/19/2020)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2019-2307 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the designation as a Historic Structure under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain structure known as the Joseph J. Weiss Jr., Federal Courthouse, located at 700 Grant Street (2-B-39), in Downtown, in the 2nd Ward, City of Pittsburgh. (Public Hearing held 2/19/20)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0029 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the designation as a Historic Structure under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain structure known as The Bradberry, located at 1130 Reddour Street (23-L-70), in the Central Northside Neighborhood, in the 22nd Ward, City of Pittsburgh. (Public Hearing held 2/19/20)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0030 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the designation as a Historic Structure under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain structure known as the City-County Building, located at 414 Grant Street (2-J-2 and 2-E-284), in Downtown, in the 1st Ward, City of Pittsburgh. (Public Hearing held 2/19/20)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0031 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the designation as a Historic Structure under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain structure known as Pennsylvania National Bank, located at 3480 Butler Street (48-S-268), in the Lawrenceville Neighborhood, in the 6th Ward, City of Pittsburgh. (Public Hearing held 2/19/20)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0130 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 12-2019 providing for an Agreement(s) and Contract(s) with Cascadia Partners to assist the City in developing plans and studies for the development of a data manual for the Comprehensive Plan and provide for the payment at a cost thereof, not to exceed $213,657.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0147 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the City of Pittsburgh to enter into a Preservation Agreement with the New Hazlett Theater.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video