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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/4/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2021-1454 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, fifty years ago on April 28, the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect after unions drew attention to the number of work-related deaths and injuries occurring on the job and organized for safer working conditions, demanding action from their government; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-1455 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) has been celebrated the first week of May, beginning the first Sunday of the month in order to honor the everyday work of our public servants and to improve public understanding of and appreciation for their contributions; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-1456 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, on March 25, 2021, in partnership with Pyramid Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Democratic Black Caucus (ACDBC) held the first Evelyn D. Richardson Women’s History Month Celebration where they presented the Hon. Evelyn D. Richardson awards for Women trailblazers; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-1457 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, on April 29, 2021, the Allegheny County Democratic Black Caucus (ACDBC) will be celebrating the accomplishments of Hon. Judge Dwayne Woodruff, Dr. Cyril Wecht, Franco Harris, Art Rooney Jr., Tim Stevens and other men throughout Allegheny County, Statewide and the World during the First Ever Honorable Evelyn D. Richardson Springtime Affair; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-1459 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, Duncan Kirkwood is a top speaker in the self-development arena. He has inspired audiences and organizations to become more purpose driven, resilient and mentally tough; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-1458 1 Will of CouncilWHEREAS, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act stands to greatly increase economic opportunity in America and empower workers through the promotion and expansion of collective bargaining; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-1426 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 908 of 2010, effective January 1, 2011, as amended, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2011 Capital Budget and the 2011 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2011 through 2016 Capital Improvement Program” by reducing SLOPE FAILURE REMEDIATION by $9,476.54, and increasing JAMES STREET STEPS by $9,476.54.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1427 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 796 of 2013, effective December 19, 2013, as amended, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2014 Capital Budget and the 2014 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2014 through 2019 Capital Improvement Program,” by reducing WEST OHIO STREET BRIDGE by $2,582.84, and increasing JAMES STREET STEPS by $2,582.84.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1428 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works to apply for grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnerships Program, to provide funding for the West Penn Playground Reconstruction Project. The grant proposal includes a request of $100,000.00 with a local match of $33,000.00 to be funded from the 2022 City of Pittsburgh Operating Budget in the form of in-kind work and $67,000.00 funded from the 2022 City of Pittsburgh Capital Budget (JDE JOB NO. 4510020100). In the event the grant is awarded, this resolution provides for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND ($200,000.00) DOLLARS for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1429 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing and directing the issuance of a Warrant to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand dollars, ($25,000.00), in full and final payment for the street tree plantings in the City of Pittsburgh on behalf of the TreeVitalize Pittsburgh partnership.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1430 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto DEMETRIOS PATRINOS, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, (2) new projecting signs, at 1800 Smallman Street, in the 2nd Ward, 7th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1431 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto DICIO NICOLA, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a new awning, at 2031 Penn Ave in the 2nd Ward, 7th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1432 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto Urban Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel Company, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, two (2) new projecting signs, at 405 Wood Street in the 1st Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1433 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto NEW ALLIANCE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a new canopy at 3709 Butler Street, in the 6th Ward, 7th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1434 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, a projecting sign, at 5810 Forbes Avenue in the 14th Ward, 5th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1435 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto CHRISTINA JERZYK, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, an enclosed porch along the side of her house, at 5924 Elgin Street, in the 11th Ward, 7th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1436 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a reimbursement agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for costs associated with the Transportation Demand Management Project through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1437 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution number 221 of 2020, authorizing the Mayor and Director of Mobility and Infrastructure to apply for a grant from the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County's (RAAC) Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund in the amount of $443,659.00 to decrease the grant award to ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($100,000.00) dollars to provide funding for Shadyside Streetscape Improvements.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1453 1 ResolutionResolution further amending resolution number 772 of 2016, as amended, entitled “adopting and approving the 2017 Capital Budget and the 2017 through 2022 Capital Improvement Program” to correct the accounts that twenty thousand dollars is being transferred from for the Beechview War Memorial Sidewalks deliverable.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1438 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the 6629-6633 Northumberland Street Project, located at 6629-6633 Northumberland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1439 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Human Resources and Civil Service to enter into a Professional Services Agreement(s) and/or Contract(s) with Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) for the purpose of providing customized applicant preparation training for Public Safety position applicants and services associated with Civil Service exam preparation and training; providing for the payment of the costs thereof not to exceed $55,125.00 over three years.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1440 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the creation of the American Rescue Plan Trust Fund and setting conditions for the deposit into and expenditures from said trust fund.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1441 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 Mobility and Infrastructure to accept a donation from The Buncher Company in the amount of ONE HUNDRED FORTY THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS AND SIXTY SEVEN CENTS ($140,955.67) for a portion of the costs associated with installing a traffic signal at 15th Street and Smallman Street in the Strip District and further amending Resolution No. 647 of 2020, effective December 23, 2020, as amended, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2021 Capital Budget and the 2021 Community Development Block Grant Program, and the 2021 through 2026 Capital Improvement Program” by increasing SMALLMAN ST. RECONSTRUCTION by $140,955.67.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1442 1 ResolutionResolution adopting the Allegheny County Hazard Mitigation plan as the official hazard mitigation plan of the City of Pittsburgh.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2021-1442 1 ResolutionResolution adopting the Allegheny County Hazard Mitigation plan as the official hazard mitigation plan of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1443 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 632 of 2017, authorizing the Mayor and Director of Public Safety to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into an amended agreement or agreements with Purvis Systems for installation of a new fire station alerting system and related support services. Said agreement or agreements shall be in a form approved by the City Solicitor and shall be at a total cost not to exceed TWO MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN DOLLARS and FIFTY-ONE CENTS ($2,763,827.51).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1444 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Safety to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Community Violence Intervention to fund patrol officer participation and related activities in the City of Pittsburgh’s Youth Connections program in an amount not to exceed ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SIXTEEN DOLLARS AND EIGHTY CENTS ($125,316.80).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1445 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into a Grant Agreement with Everytown Support Fund in the amount of TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($200,000) for expansion of the City’s gun violence prevention program.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1446 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into a one (1) year agreement with ZenCity, with the option to renew for another year. ZenCity is a SaaS, which analyzes data from social media, city hotlines and other relevant sources, and provides local government stakeholders with detailed, real time insights about citizen’s sentiment during COVID-19. The Mayor’s Office requested this tool as part of it ongoing COVID-19 response. The cost will not exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) in the first year.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1447 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 30 of 2020, a resolution amending an Agreement or Agreements with eDocs Technologies, LLC (“eDocs”) for licensing services and maintenance and support services, for a (3) year contract extension at an additional cost not exceed Ninety One Thousand Two Hundred Forty Two dollars and Fifty One cents ($91,242.51)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1460 1 ResolutionResolution proclaiming Pittsburgh City Council’s intent to introduce an ordinance placing limitations on the use of single-use plastic bags within the City of Pittsburgh.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2021-1460 1 ResolutionResolution proclaiming Pittsburgh City Council’s intent to introduce an ordinance placing limitations on the use of single-use plastic bags within the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1448 1 ResolutionResolution approving a new Institutional Master Plan under the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning, Article II, Chapter 905, Section 905.03.D and Article VII, Chapter 922, Section 922.12.E for University of Pittsburgh named “Institutional Master Plan” dated April 2021 on property zoned EMI, Educational/Medical Institution District, 4th and 5th Wards, Council Districts No. 3, 6, and 8. (Needs to be held for Public Hearing)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1449 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of City Planning to receive seven-thousand, seven-hundred and fifty ($7,750.00) dollars of grant funding per grant amendment between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, executed 5/19/2020, to aid in obtaining title reports for the South Side Park Master Plan, and further providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of Title Wave in the amount of Fifteen Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents $15,500 for title searches of Southside Park.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1450 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 350 of 2020 to authorize the entering into of leases by the Department of City Planning for display of art in connection with a Professional Services Agreement with BOOM Concepts and/or Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details Video Video
2021-1450 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 350 of 2020 to authorize the entering into of leases by the Department of City Planning for display of art in connection with a Professional Services Agreement with BOOM Concepts and/or Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1451 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Kinsey Casey as a Board Member of the Equipment Leasing Authority for a term to expire April 17, 2022. Chief Casey will serve the remainder of the term for a seat vacated by Guy Costa who resigned.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2021-1452 1 CommunicationCommunication from Michael Lamb, City Controller, submitting the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the City of Pittsburgh, dated December 31, 2020.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1421 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for April 28, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1413 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 400 of 2020, 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1422 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for April 28, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1395 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Works to apply for grant funding from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Keystone Communities Grant program to provide funding for the construction of a new park building in the Robert E Williams Memorial Park. The grant proposal includes a request of $500,000.00 with a local match of $997,170.00 payable from the City of Pittsburgh’s 2020 and 2021 Capital Budget. In the event the grant is awarded, this resolution provides for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed ONE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY SEVEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY ($1,497,170.00) DOLLARS for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1403 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution number 675 of 2008, entitled “Adopting and approving the 2009 Capital Budget and the 2009 through 2013 Capital Improvement Program” to change the Cityfarms deliverable from Brookline only to Brookline and District 7.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1423 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for April 28, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1085 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine: Zoning Code, Article VI: Development Standards, Chapter 914: Parking, Loading, and Access by adding a new section 914.09.J: Parking Access for Single-Unit Attached Residential Uses to require rear or side access to off-street parking spaces for single-family attached dwellings. (Public Hearing held 4/21/2021)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1399 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.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1424 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Innovation, Performance and Asset Management for April 28, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1398 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into a contract and/or agreement and/or use an existing contract and/or agreement with Informing Design, Inc. and/or Homeless Children’s Education Fund to provide for the continued operation of the Big Burgh online application and providing for the payment of the cost thereof not to exceed Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1425 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for April 28, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1396 2 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for 129 McKean Street commercial property at 129 McKean Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video