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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/12/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2021-2009 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, Horace Lee Turner was born on September 23rd, 1921 in Mobile, Alabama. When he was 6 or 7 years old, his family moved to Pittsburgh’s Hill District where he attended Mill School and Fifth Avenue High School; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2010 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, Lynne Hayes-Freeland, a native Pittsburgher, first African American woman to host a weekday radio show on KDKA Radio, and longest running KDKA-TV broadcaster, will be retiring after 45 years in the broadcasting industry; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2011 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, born in 1982 and raised in Hazelwood and Greenfield, Christopher Ribarchak attended St. Steven’s Elementary School and Brashear High School and was the General Manager of the Franklin Inn Restaurant for many years; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2012 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Jan Glick moved to Pittsburgh in 1970 to finish college at Duquesne University with a degree in Special Education and went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling also at Duquesne University and then taught school for 5 years; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2013 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, where more than 52,000 people die of it each year. Although March is National colon cancer month, the Coffey family believes prevention and awareness should not be restricted to one month; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2014 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, the aim of Children’s Environmental Health (CEH) Day is to raise awareness about the importance of clean air and water, safe food and consumer products, healthy environments, and stable climates to children’s health and development; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2017 1 ProclamationWHEREAS, MFG Day, organized by The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, and continuing throughout the month of October, inspires the next generation about the industry and careers in modern manufacturing by encouraging companies and educational institutions to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders; and,AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-2018 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh commends and celebrates the efforts of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund and joins them in commemorating Homeless Children’s Awareness Week; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare October 18th to 24th, 2021 to be Homeless Children’s Awareness Week in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2021-1994 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for proposed land development located at 2400 E. Carson Street at the parcel numbered 12-L-236-0-2 and S. 24th Street at the parcel numbered 12-L-264 Pittsburgh, PA 15203.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1995 1 ResolutionResolution adopting the Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for 665 Ridge Avenue, a Light of Life Ministries project which will involve the development of a lot with proposed renovations and vertical addition to their existing building. The site address is 665 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, in the 22nd Ward.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1996 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 452 of 2020, which authorized the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with DeForest, Koscelnik, Yokitis & Berardinelli, Koppers Building, 30th Floor, 435 Seventh Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for professional legal services regarding ethics matters, by increasing the total spend by $25,000.00 (Twenty Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents) for a new not to exceed amount of $70,000.00 (Seventy Thousand Dollars and No Cents). (Executive Session Requested)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1997 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 372 of 2020, which authorized the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Jones Passodelis, PLLC, Gulf Tower, Suite 3410, 707 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for professional legal services for an employment related matter before the Human Relations Commission, by increasing the total spend by $8,019.58 (Eight Thousand Nineteen Dollars and Fifty Eight Cents) for a new not to exceed amount of $32,019.58 (Thirty Two Thousand Nineteen Dollars and Fifty Eight Cents). (Executive Session Requested)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1998 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Francisco J. Muniain, c/o his attorney, Matthew S. Marquette, 4773 William Flynn Highway, Allison Park, PA 15101, in the amount of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) relating to the full and final settlement of a case filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas at A.R. 20-003025. (Executive Session Requested)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-1999 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into a License Agreement with Module Design, Inc. and ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC, to allow the performance of pre-development geotechnical survey work on designated City property in order to facilitate the construction of a ten-unit mixed-income housing development project.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2000 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Finance to enter into a Donation and Professional Services Agreement or Agreements with Pittsburgh Land Bank and GRB Law to document the donation of legal services relating to the performance of designated quiet title actions on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh; and further, pursuant to Chapter 210 of the City Code (“Acceptance of Gifts to City”) accepting the donation by Pittsburgh Land Bank of such legal services to be performed by GRB Law on behalf of the City.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2001 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 512 of 2020, previously amending Resolution No. 246 of 2020, No. 493 of 2019 and Resolution No. 133 of 2018, authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into a fourth amended professional services agreement or agreements with Johnson Controls for continued security camera integration and support services at an additional cost of $498,555 and extending such agreement(s) for one year, and increasing the overall agreement compensation to $6,188,557.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2015 1 ResolutionResolution directing the Bureau of Police to take immediate steps to improve its data collection and the publication thereof in such a manner that meets specific disaggregation criteria, making any necessary and appropriate changes to its internal operating procedures to comply with the contents of this Resolution.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2016 1 OrdinanceAn Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title I: Administrative, Article XI: Human Resources, Chapter 198: Campaign Finance Regulations so as to permit the use of funds held by a candidate committee for childcare expenses.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2002 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 548 of 2019 which amended Resolution No. 801 of 2017 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 Five Hundred Eight Five Thousand Dollars (2,585,000).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2003 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of Innovation & Performance to enter into a one (1) year agreement with Vision Point Systems ("VPS") to obtain Twilio Flex support services to meet the needs of the City of Pittsburgh at a sum not to exceed Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000).Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2004 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into an agreement or agreements with Google for their Assured Workload program to securely store sensitive data in Google Cloud Platform according to federal data standards to be in compliance with U.S. Department of Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2005 1 ResolutionResolution providing for an Agreement(s) and Contract(s) with Bromberg & Associates LLC for the purposes of providing effective communication services to people with disabilities for the payment at a cost thereof, not to exceed $27,000.00.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2006 1 ResolutionResolution amending resolution No. 216 of 2020 entitled “Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of City Planning to apply for grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnerships Program to provide funding for the master planning process of Fowler Park” to add language to allow the City of Pittsburgh to accept the grant award and spend the Funds.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2007 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 840 of 2019, effective December 23, 2019, as amended, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2020 Capital Budget and the 2020 Community Development Block Grant Program, and the 2020 through 2025 Capital Improvement Program,” so as to identify specific projects in City Council District 6 and authorize a subsequent Agreement or Agreements for operation/administrative expenses, maintenance, purchase of equipment, and/or rehabilitation of neighborhood facilities on behalf of the residents of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2021-2008 1 CommunicationCommunication from Kevin Pawlos, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, submitting acting pay approval on behalf of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure for Michael Panzitta, per the Acting Pay Policy revised in June 2018.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1988 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for October 6, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1830 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, in the amount of Seven Thousand Thirty Nine Dollars and Sixty Eight Cents ($7,039.68) for expert services relating to a case filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas at G.D. 19-007012. (Executive Session held 10/4/21)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1894 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 345 of 2020, which authorized 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 spend by Fifteen Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($15,000.00) for a new not to exceed amount of Two Hundred Ninety Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($295,000.00). (Executive Session held 10-4-21)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1895 2 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. Items A through D C: A: 6824 5th, B: 502 Winterburn, C: 1936 NoblestownAMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2021-1895 2 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. Items A through D C: A: 6824 5th, B: 502 Winterburn, C: 1936 NoblestownPassed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details Not available
2021-1931 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of George W. Pow, 4856 Diller Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15207, in the amount of Three Thousand Four Hundred Three Dollars and Seventy Six Cents ($3,403.76) in settlement of a claim for damage to a parked vehicle from a city Environmental Services vehicle backing into it on December 17, 2020.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1940 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the fee sections of the City Code at multiple locations to reflect current practices, and to bring those sections into compliance with Chapter 170: Fees.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1941 1 OrdinanceOrdinance amending the City Code at Title Two: Fiscal, Article I: Administration, in order to make technical corrections in Chapters 218 and 219, related to past events that no longer exist.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1942 3 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and updating the City Code at a number of locations to repeal Boards, Commissions, Committees, Councils, Special Meetings, and Task Forces that functionally no longer exist, and to remove references to Boards, Commissions, Councils, Special Meetings, and Task Forces that have previously been repealed.AMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
2021-1942 3 OrdinanceOrdinance amending and updating the City Code at a number of locations to repeal Boards, Commissions, Committees, Councils, Special Meetings, and Task Forces that functionally no longer exist, and to remove references to Boards, Commissions, Councils, Special Meetings, and Task Forces that have previously been repealed.Passed Finally, As AmendedPass Action details Not available
2021-1968 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Res. No. 93 effective March 6, 2012 entitled “Providing for an Agreement or Agreements, or use of existing Agreements and/or a Contract or Contracts, or use of existing Contracts, and for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, and/or services for various projects in connection with the City Council Neighborhood Needs Program in Council District 3; and providing for the payment of the costs thereof”, by transferring two thousand five hundred ($2,500) to the South Side Community Council. Total cost of all District 3 Neighborhood Needs projects is not to exceed $51,943.77.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1969 1 ResolutionResolution further amending and supplementing Resolution No. 855 of 2011, entitled “adopting and approving the 2012 Capital Budget” by adding South Side Community Council $2,500 within District 3 Neighborhood Needs.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1989 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for October 6, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1932 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 534 of 2021 authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Public Safety on the behalf of the City of Pittsburgh to enter into an amended grant agreement or agreements with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to receive monies from the 2018 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program and further authorizing legitimate expenditures by the Bureau of Police, for purchases authorized by the amended Grant Agreement(s) and for the execution of agreement(s), or contract(s) for any equipment or services required in connection with the execution of said grant. Said amended agreement(s) shall not exceed ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NINETEEN DOLLARS ($117,219).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1990 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for October 6, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1920 1 ResolutionResolution amending and supplementing Resolution number 567 of 2019, originally entitled “Resolution 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.” This resolution increases the authorized not to exceed amount to $1,175,324.66 and names Michael Baker as the professional services provider for this work.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1921 1 ResolutionResolution providing for a further amended reimbursement agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for costs associated with the Charles Anderson Bridge project; providing for the payment of the costs thereof, not to exceed Three Million Six Hundred and Ninety Thousand Dollars ($3,690,000.00) an increase of Two Million Five Hundred and Five Thousand Dollars ($2,505,000.00), to increase the project’s budget for Preliminary Engineering and to add budgets for Final Design and Right of Way phases. The previous amendment to agreement 51544 was authorized by resolution 567 of 2019.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1922 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto LUXURY PROPERTY GROUP EAST LIBERTY LLC, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a canopy, at 6012 Centre Avenue, in the 7th Ward, 8th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1923 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 $3,000,000.00 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 THREE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY THREE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED EIGHTEEN ($3,473,618.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1924 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, and the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to submit an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Multimodal Transportation (MTF) Fund Program to provide funding for Second Avenue Streetscape project. The grant proposal includes an ask of $2,105,118.00 with no local match required. In the event the grant is awarded, this resolution provides for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed TWO MILLION ONE HUNDRED FIVE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN ($2,105,118.00) dollars for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1925 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, and the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to submit an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Multimodal Transportation (MTF) Fund Program for the Centre Avenue Streetscape Project. The grant proposal includes an ask of $2,987,125.37 with no local match required. In the event the grant is awarded, this resolution provides for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed TWO MILLION NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS AND THIRTY SEVEN CENTS ($2,987,125.37) for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1926 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto KATSELAS TASSO G LIVING TRUST, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, a new steel awning, (2) tree pits along Centre Ave, and (4) tree pits along Morewood Ave at 4951 Centre Avenue, in the 8th Ward, 7th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1927 1 ResolutionResolution granting unto HTA-FEDERAL NORTH MOB LLC, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, (3) new canopy covered awnings, on an existing building, at 1219 Federal Street, in the 1st Ward, 22nd Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1963 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Directors of the Department of Public Works and the Department of Finance, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to execute a Declaration of Restrictions and Covenants over a certain City parcel known as Sheraden Park Ravine: 1) to provide notice and to ensure the operation and maintenance, and necessary access for operation and maintenance of the Post Construction Stormwater Management Best Management Practices on the Property, and 2) to prevent the use or development of the Property in any manner that may impair or conflict with the operation and maintenance of the Post Construction Stormwater Management Best Management Practices, as required by law.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1964 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a license agreement or agreements with the University of Pittsburgh, on behalf of the Steam Lines Management Committee and/or Owners of common steam distribution lines and equipment connected to the Bellefield Boiler Plant to in order permit the replacement of an existing steam line at the rear of plant and to perform supporting site work for the benefit of Schenley Park.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1991 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for October 6, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1933 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 $1,202,295.00,Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1934 1 ResolutionResolution further amending Resolution No. 797 of 2017, effective December 28, 2017, as amended, entitled “Resolution adopting and approving the 2018 Capital Budget and the 2018 Community Development Block Grant Program, and the 2018 through 2023 Capital Improvement Program” so as to reduce COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS by $15,000.00, increase NEIGHBORHOOD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT by $15,000.00, and authorize a subsequent Agreement or Agreements.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1935 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 the 2016 Community Development Block Grant Program; and approving the 2016 through 2021 Capital Improvement Program” so as to reduce COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS by $7,609.82, increase NEIGHBORHOOD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT by $7,609.82, and authorize a subsequent Agreement or Agreements.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1936 1 OrdinanceOrdinance accepting a new street name, LAUR COURT 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 February 2021. 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
2021-1992 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Innovation, Performance and Asset Management for October 6, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1937 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into Startup Participation Agreements with selected entities as part of the seventh cohort of PGH Lab and further authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Innovation & Performance to enter into Program Participation Agreements with local municipal entities to allow such entities to test products and services as part through PGH Lab.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1993 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for October 6, 2021 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2021-1929 1 ResolutionResolution adopting the Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the 635 Smithfield Street Renovations project which will involve the development of a 47 multi-unit apartment complex with the first floor devoted to restaurant and office space. The site address is 635 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, in the 6th Ward.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2021-1930 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the proposed Recreation & Wellness Center and Hillside Housing Project, located at on the University of Pittsburgh’s Campus along O’Hara Street and University Drive A.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video