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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/14/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2020-0562 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, Mr. Bob Bauder graduated from Hopewell High School in his native Beaver County and then worked for a dozen years as an electrician at J&L Steel’s Aliquippa plant, which later became known as LTV Steel, until the plant was closed in the year 2000; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0563 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, July 19, 1911, is the day the City of Pittsburgh celebrated reclaiming the “h” at the end of its name after it was taken away twenty years prior; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0566 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, Ambassador Samantha Jane Power has devoted her life to advancing human rights and freedom; andAdoptedPass Action details
2020-0564 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the URA, HACP, Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Officer, and 327 NN LLC.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2020-0564 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the URA, HACP, Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Officer, and 327 NN LLC.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0527 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works, to execute relevant agreements with Carry All Products Inc. to process source separated glass at no cost; and further for this stated purpose to reach zero waste goals by 2030. All material will be hauled by the Bureau of Environmental Services from multiple recycling drop-off locations.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0528 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an amended reimbursement agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for costs associated with the construction phase of the Allegheny Circle Phase 2 construction project, and providing for the payment of municipal incurred costs thereof, not to exceed Two Million, Eighty Six Thousand, Four Hundred Ninety Five ($2,086,495.00) dollars; and the municipal share of Commonwealth Incurred Costs not to exceed Eight Thousand ($8,000.00) dollars.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0529 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an amended reimbursement agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for costs associated with the Preliminary Engineering phase of the Smithfield Street reconstruction project, and providing for the payment of municipal incurred costs thereof, not to exceed Eight Hundred Thousand ($800,000.00) dollars; and the previously authorized municipal share of Commonwealth Incurred Costs not to exceed Five Thousand ($5,000.00) dollars.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0530 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an amended reimbursement agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for costs associated with the Preliminary Engineering phase of the Swinburne Bridge reconstruction project, and providing for the payment of municipal incurred costs thereof, not to exceed One Million, Twenty Thousand ($1,020,000.00) dollars; and the previously authorized municipal share of Commonwealth Incurred Costs not to exceed One Thousand, Five Hundred ($1,500.00) dollars.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0531 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the City of Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title IV: Public Places and Property; Article I: Public Right of Way; Chapter 416: Obstructions: Sections 416.20 Approval Process for Sidewalk Café, Including Permits and Fees; to provide for certain temporary expedited measures for the City of Pittsburgh sidewalk café permit application process.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2020-0531 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the City of Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title IV: Public Places and Property; Article I: Public Right of Way; Chapter 416: Obstructions: Sections 416.20 Approval Process for Sidewalk Café, Including Permits and Fees; to provide for certain temporary expedited measures for the City of Pittsburgh sidewalk café permit application process.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0532 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into an agreement or agreements with Mosites Construction Company (“Mosites”), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (“PennDOT”), and/or the Federal Highway Administration (“FHWA”) for work, settlement and/or final completion and acceptance of the Greenfield Bridge replacement project.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0557 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Settlement Agreement and Release between the City of Pittsburgh and Judith B. Nozling owner of real property located at 7320 Trevanion Avenue, Swissvale, Allegheny County PA; Sharon S. Hadley owner of real property located at 7322 Trevanion Avenue, Swissvale, Allegheny County PA; Charles, Laura and Shaina Kaiser owners of real property located at 7324 Trevanion Avenue, Swissvale, Allegheny County PA; Alex Mychkovsky owner of real property located at 7326 Trevanion Avenue, Swissvale, Allegheny County PA; Anna Zemke owner of real property located at 7328 Trevanion Avenue, Swissvale, Allegheny County PA; Schuchert’s Landscaping, Inc. and Regis J. Schuchert for the purpose of settlement of the City’s claims against the aforementioned parties as a result of a retaining wall failure and subsequent landslide into Frick Park; and further authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Right of Entry and License Agreement to allow temporary access into Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0533 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor, as Chief Elected Official for the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into: 1) a Chief Elected Official and Local Workforce Development Partnership Agreement and 2) a Chief Elected Official and Fiscal Agent Agreement with Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (dba Partner4Work) and the Chief Elected Official of Allegheny County, Rich Fitzgerald.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0534 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and/or the Director of the Department of Finance and/or the Director of the Department of Public Works, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to execute as necessary, Instruments for the Declaration of Restrictions and Covenants (“IRDC”) in favor of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (“ALCOSAN”) to permit the installation of green infrastructure at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course Clubhouse in Schenley Park, as funded by the ALCOSAN Grow Grant awarded to the City; and further authorizing the Mayor and/or the Director of the Department of Public Works and/or the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into any other necessary Agreements between the City of Pittsburgh and ALCOSAN necessary to implement the Grow Grant projects for the benefit of the public.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0535 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to enter into a contribution and cooperation agreement with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) for certain utility relocation and other work elements in connection with the Allegheny Circle Two-Way Conversion project.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0536 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 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant Program, and providing for the payment of the cost thereof, not to exceed $4,316,800.00 (Council Districts: All).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0537 1 ResolutionResolution approving Execution of a Contract for Disposition by Sale of Land between the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, for the sale of Block 9-M, Lot 133, Block 9-S, Lots 181 and 187, and Block 10-N, Lots 74, 76, 78, and 80, in the 3rd and 5th Wards of the City of Pittsburgh (Council District No. 6).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0538 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 2020-2021 HOME Investments Partnership Program. (Council Districts: All)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0539 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all the City's right, title and interest, if any, in and to the publicly-owned properties in the 12th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 125-G, Lots 42, 43, 51, and 64, located at the north side of Kelly Street, between 5th Avenue on the west and the railroad right-of-way on the east, and the south side of Frankstown Avenue, also between 5th Avenue on the west and the railroad right-of-way on the east (Council District No. 9).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0540 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to acquire all the City's right, title and interest, if any, in and to the publicly-owned properties in the 12th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh designated in the Deed Registry Office of Allegheny County as Block 124-K, Lots 65, 66, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 78-A, 78-B, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 147, and 149, located at 608 Regis Way, 119 Shetland Street and Shetland Street immediately north and south of Regis Way, 600, 602, 604, 610, 612, 616, and 618 Larimer Avenue and Larimer Avenue between Joseph Street and Shetland Street, 6300, 6302, and 6304 Joseph Street and Joseph Street south of Regis Way, and 6312 Rapidan Way and Rapidan Way south of Regis Way (Council District No. 9).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0541 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 773 of 2017 (effective February 10, 2017), which authorized the City of Pittsburgh to enter into a Professional Service Agreement(s) with O’Brien, Rulis & Bochicchio, LLC for the purpose of providing legal services in connection with the defense of certain workers’ compensation matters and claims brought against the city, by increasing the cost by $600,000.00 for 2 additional years of services and by updating the firm’s name.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0542 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 484 of 2016, which authorized the City of Pittsburgh to enter into a Professional Service Agreement(s) with Corporate Cost Control for third party administration of the City of Pittsburgh’s liabilities under the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Act by, increasing the authorized spend by $10,400 for 2 additional years of services.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0543 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 55 of 2018 authorizing the Mayor through the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to plan and implement the creation of Financial Empowerment Centers Fund within the City of Pittsburgh and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed $20,000 dollars for this stated purpose. Amendment includes additional $60,000 for the Financial Empowerment Centers to hire an additional Financial Coach through Neighborhood Allies.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0544 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the total sum of Three Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($3,000.00) in favor of Shanda Harris d/b/a Shirl the Pearls and her attorney, Jennifer O. Price, Esquire, c/o Law Office of Jennifer O. Price, Esquire, 3950 William Penn Highway, Suite 6, Murrysville, PA 15668, relating to the full and final settlement of litigation at USDC 2:19-cv-00074 (2019). (Executive Session held 7/24/20)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0545 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Erin M. Palchak and her attorney, Colleen Ramage Johnston, Esquire, c/o Johnston & Lykos, LLC; 525 William Penn Place, 28th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($5,000.00) relating to the full and final settlement of charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at EEOC 533-2019-00494 and jointly with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) against the City of Pittsburgh. (Executive Session held 7/24/20)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0546 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in the amount of Five Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($5,500.00) to Robert A. Creo, 2645 Railroad Street, Suite 158, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 in connection with labor arbitration services.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0556 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Directors of the Departments of Public Safety, Finance and/or Public Works to enter into an Agreement or Agreements for acquisition of real property and execution of related Agreements for the site of the former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility known as the Highland Drive Medical Center, located along the east side of Washington Boulevard (Highway PA-8) at 7180 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (“Property”), for construction of new facilities and renovation of existing facilities for emergency management and law enforcement uses by City’s Department of Public Safety.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0558 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Horne Daller, LLC, 1380 Old Freeport Road, Suite 3A, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 in the amount of Sixteen Thousand Six Hundred Twenty-Five Dollars and No Cents ($16,625.00) as attorneys for their client Elena Shklyar relating to the full and final settlement of a litigation filed at No. 2:18-CV-01588 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the City of Pittsburgh. (Executive Session held 7/24/20)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0547 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 569 of 2019, 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-Three Thousand Five Hundred Forty-Eight Dollars and Eighty Nine Cents ($33,548.89).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0548 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a data-sharing agreement to access certain data from the I-95 Corridor Coalition Traffic Flow Data Program.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0549 1 ResolutionResolution Authorizing the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a data-sharing agreement to access certain online services including the Waze Connected Citizens Program Data Upload tools and the Waze Traffic Data API.Read and referred  Action details
2020-0559 1 OrdinanceOrdinance providing for the general acceptance and authorization by the City of Pittsburgh of electronic signatures pursuant to the Electronic Transactions Act, 73 P.S. §§ 2260.101, et al, by amending the City of Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title I: Administrative, Article VII: Procedures, to include new Chapter 172 169A Electronic Signatures.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0550 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 increasing the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS line item by $165,945 and Emergency Solutions Grant line item by $6,452,349 to reflect the allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0551 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 600 of 2019, effective September 29, 2019, entitled “Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enter into an Agreement or Agreement(s) with agencies to provide emergency shelter services; street outreach services; rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services; or data collection activities, as associated with Emergency Solutions Grant funds, at a cost not to exceed $1,180,626.00,” by increasing the not-to-exceed amount for an Emergency Solutions Grant line item Agreement or Agreements by $6,452,349 to $7,632,975 to reflect the allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0552 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 555 of 2019, effective September 12, 2019, entitled “Resolution 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,” by increasing the not-to-exceed amount for a Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS line item Agreement or Agreements by $165,945 to $1,237,919 to reflect the allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0553 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Department of City Planning to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with E. Holdings, Inc. prepare a feasibility study for the reconceptualization and reinstallation of the Cantini mosaic, at a cost not to exceed Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0554 1 ResolutionResolution lifting the demolition moratorium in the area comprised by the boundaries identified in the Mexican War Streets expansion National Register Nomination of 2008 imposed pursuant to Resolution 468 of 2013.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0555 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Department of City Planning to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with BOOM Concepts and/or Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation to coordinate a program of responsive temporary art by local artists for temporary display on City-owned structures in the public realm, at a cost not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2020-0555 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Department of City Planning to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with BOOM Concepts and/or Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation to coordinate a program of responsive temporary art by local artists for temporary display on City-owned structures in the public realm, at a cost not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0565 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Finance, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh to enter into temporary construction easements, temporary trail easements, and permanent trail easements, in lieu of eminent domain, with the owners of certain properties in the 6th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, parcel ID number 0049-E-00132-0000-00, addressed as 147 39th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15201, for multimodal trail work related to public mobility.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2020-0560 1 CommunicationCommunication from Kevin Pawlos, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, submitting an acting pay approval on behalf of Innovation & Performance for Jeffrey Helba, per the Acting Pay Policy revised in June 2018.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0561 1 CommunicationCommunication from John H. Patterson, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Community Television Corporation, submitting PCTV’s 2019 Annual Report.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0454 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Andrew Dash as Director of the Department of City Planning of the City of Pittsburgh.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0467 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Ms. Betsy Magley to serve as a Commissioner for the Equal Opportunity Review Commission for a term to expire June 30, 2024. Ms. Magley will fill a seat that had been vacant.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0471 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Ms. Rhoda Neft to serve as a Member for the Ethics Hearing Board for a term to expire June 30, 2023. Ms. Neft will fill a seat that had been previously held by Mr. Greg Monaco.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2020-0522 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for July 8, 2020 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0200 2 OrdinanceOrdinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One, Administrative, Article Nine, Boards, Commissions and Authorities, to add Chapter 177D: Pittsburgh Commission on Racial Equity, pursuant to the Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter, §§ 102 and 208. (Cablecast Public Hearing held 7/1/20)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0201 1 ResolutionResolution adopting the Ten Commitments of Racial Equity. (Cablecast Public Hearing held 7/1/20)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0519 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into a License Agreement or Agreements with McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc., to allow the performance of site preparation work on designated City property in order to facilitate the construction of Larimer East Liberty Phases 3 & 4 Choice Neighborhood development.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0523 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for July 8, 2020 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
2020-0488 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Public Safety, on the behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a grant agreement with the Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA), for the purpose of receiving grant funds in the amount of TWO HUNDRED FORTY EIGHT THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY-SIX DOLLARS ($248,476.00) that will be used to establish, coordinate and fund activities to prevent, combat and reduce auto theft.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0514 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Safety, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into an access agreement or agreements with the Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh for purposes of a drive-in movie presentation.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0524 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for July 8, 2020 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0481 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a Temporary Right of Entry, License, and Transfer Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and Rosalia George, owner of 1200 Trevanion Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 for the purpose of partially removing a retaining wall and erecting an earthen wall at the rear and alongside the homeowner’s property and in Frick Park.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0484 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending Title Four: Public Places and Property, Article II: Telecommunications, Chapter 427: Telecommunications Systems in the Right-of-Way, Sections 427.03 Definitions and 427.11 Consideration For ROW Use Agreement; to provide for updated definitions and fee structures for wireless small cell facilities.RECOMMITTEDPass Action details Video Video
2020-0525 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for July 8, 2020 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0490 1 OrdinanceOrdinance accepting a new street name, LUCKY LANE in the Sixth Ward of the City of Pittsburgh as per recommendation by the City of Pittsburgh Addressing Committee (CPAC). The following street name was approved by CPAC in May 2020. The name listed in this ordinance shall be made official in accordance with the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four, Public Places and Property, Chapter 420 Uniform Street Naming and AddressingPassed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0491 1 OrdinanceOrdinance accepting a new street name, SKIBO DRIVE in the Fourteenth Ward of the City of Pittsburgh as per recommendation by the City of Pittsburgh Addressing Committee (CPAC). The following street name was approved by CPAC in May 2020. The name listed in this ordinance shall be made official in accordance with the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four, Public Places and Property, Chapter 420 Uniform Street Naming and Addressing.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2020-0526 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Innovation, Performance and Asset Management for July 8, 2020 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2020-0489 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution #570 of 2019 which authorized 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 by exercising the option to extend the term of the agreement for one year at a cost not to exceed Ten Thousand Five Hundred Forty Dollars and Zero Cents ($10,540.00).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video