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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/6/2022 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers
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2022-0724 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Our Lady of Victory Maronite Church for their service to the community and their faithfulness to their heritage; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare September 9-11, 2022, to be "Lebanese-American Days" in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0725 1 ProclamationNOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that during this back-to-school season and heading into important dates such as National Coming Out Day, Spirit Week, LGBTQ History Month, and the Transgender Day of Remembrance, the City of Pittsburgh should acknowledge the unique contributions and needs of trans youth and take every possible action to Protect Trans Kids. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares Monday, September 12, 2022, “Protect Trans Kids Day,” here in the City of Pittsburgh.AdoptedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0708 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections to apply for TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND ($250,000.00) dollars in grant funding from the Allegheny County Department of Community and Economic Development, through its Act 152 Blight Removal Program, in order to fund the demolition of 1613 Broadway Avenue. In the event the grant is awarded, the parties plan to subsequently enter into a grant agreement (to be authorized by separate legislation) for the final awarded dollar amount for this stated purpose.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0709 1 ResolutionResolution granting a vacation of an unopened portion of Bobby Way, laid out in the Summer Hill Terrace Plan (#2328), as recorded in P.B.V. 40 Pg. 476, in the 26th Ward, 1st Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Read and referred  Action details
2022-0710 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing, pursuant to Ch. 210 (“Acceptance of Gifts to City”) of the City Code, the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Safety to accept a donation from the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office of THIRTY-THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE DOLLARS AND NO CENTS ($33,883.00) for upgrading recording systems in the interview and interrogation rooms of the Bureau of Police.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0710 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing, pursuant to Ch. 210 (“Acceptance of Gifts to City”) of the City Code, the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Safety to accept a donation from the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office of THIRTY-THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE DOLLARS AND NO CENTS ($33,883.00) for upgrading recording systems in the interview and interrogation rooms of the Bureau of Police.Waived under Rule 8Pass Action details
2022-0711 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 862 of 2021, which authorized the Mayor and the City Solicitor, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a professional services agreement with Cohen Law Group to address a matter of pending telecommunications litigation at USDC 2:21-cv-443, by increasing the total spend by $85,000.00 for a new not exceed amount of $146,050.00. (Executive Session held 9-20-22)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0712 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Mary DeCort-Rhodes and Frischman & Rizza, P.C., 7300 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, in the amount of One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($125,000.00) in full and final settlement of litigation filed at Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas No. GD 17-014401. (Executive Session held 9-20-22)Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0713 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of B-Three Solutions, in the amount of Forty Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty Dollars and Zero Cents ($49,860.00) for the Parks Tax integration into the old real estate system.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0714 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the sale of certain property, acquired by the City of Pittsburgh at tax sales. ITEMS A through E: A: 136 Bodkin Street, B: 1232 Butterfield Way, C: 236 E Jefferson St, D: 3820 Perrysville Ave, E: 3516 Brighton RdRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0715 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the conveyance by the City of Pittsburgh of certain property, having been placed for sale to adjoining property owners in conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh Side Yard Program. ITEMS A through EE: A: 3362 Webster Avenue, B: 921 Anaheim Street, C: 3718 Woolslayer Way, D: 723 N Mathilda Street, E: 0 Schenley Avenue, F: 128 N Winebiddle Street, G: 6208 Huntress Street, H: 649 Paulson Avenue, I: 219 Mayflower Street, J: 0 Silverdale Street, K: 8155 Conemaugh Street, L: 154 Hazelwood Avenue, M: 156 Hazelwood Avenue, N: 521 Sylvania Avenue, O: 301 Cedarhurst Street, P: 1546 Methyl Street, Q: 215 Fairview Ave, R: 1117 Island Avenue, S: 1119 Island Avenue, T: 947 Itin Street, U: 1022 Salter Way, V: 951 Itin Street, W: 1202 Seidle Street, X: 1544 Rhine Street, Y: 1548 Rhine Street, Z: 1918 Perrysville Avenue, AA: 1727 Warren Street, BB: 2445 Snyder Street, CC: 3604 Pennsylvania Avenue, DD: 3567 Elmhurst Avenue, EE: 1143 Mitchell StreetRead and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0716 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 386 of 2020, which authorized the City of Pittsburgh to enter into a Professional Service Agreement(s) with O’Bien, 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 $900,000.00 for 3 additional years of services.Read and referred  Action details Video Video
2022-0717 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution reappointing Debra Bailey as a member of the Disruptive Property Appeals Board of the City of Pittsburgh for a term to expire December 31, 2027.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0718 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Jessica Jacobs as a member of the Disruptive Property Appeals Board of the City of Pittsburgh for a term to expire December 30, 2027.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0719 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Rachel Webber as a member of the Disruptive Property Appeals Board of the City of Pittsburgh for a term to expire December 31, 2026.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0720 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Ricardo Worthey as a member of the Disruptive Property Appeals Board of the City of Pittsburgh for a term to expire December 31, 2025.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0721 1 Appointment-Requiring VoteResolution appointing Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) for a term to expire December 31st, 2027.ApprovedPass Action details Video Video
2022-0722 1 CommunicationCommunication from Jake Pawlak, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, submitting acting pay approval on behalf of the Department of Public Works for Omoye Aikhuele, per the Acting Pay Policy revised in June 2018.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details Video Video
2022-0723 1 CommunicationCommunication from Jam Hammond, Executive Director of the Commission on Human Relations, submitting PghCHR’s 2021 Annual Report.Read, Received and FiledPass Action details
2022-0702 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Finance and Law for August 31, 2022 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and Filed  Action details Video Video
2022-0520 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of J.H.O.C., Inc., d/b/a Premier Transportation and their attorneys, Pion, Nerone, Girman, Winslow & Smith, 1500 One Gateway Center, 420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 in the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00 USD) relating to the full and final settlement of a case filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas at G.D. 13-023287. (Executive Session held 8/23/22)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0565 1 ResolutionResolution amending 289 of 2022, which authorized the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Block & Associates, LLC for services related to an employment related matter, by increasing the total spend by $10,200.00 for a new not to exceed amount of $20,000.00. (Executive Session held 8/23/22)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0566 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Solicitor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Fisher Phillips, Six PPG Place, Suite 830, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, for legal services in connection with collective bargaining, in an amount not to exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($50,000.00). (Executive Session held 8/23/22)Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0647 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to enter into a cooperation agreement with the Comprehensive Municipal Pension Trust Fund Board, as approved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh pursuant to Chapter 272 of the City Code of Ordinances.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0648 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing fourteen (14) Open-End Professional Services Agreements with multiple vendors to provide professional services on an on-call basis as required related to architecture and interior design services as needed by the various Departments of the City of Pittsburgh, each Agreement being at an amount not-to-exceed two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) annually for a two year term with up to two additional one year options, and providing for funding of the costs thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0649 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing Twenty One (21) Open-End Professional Services Agreements with multiple vendors to provide professional services on an on-call basis as required related to architecture and interior design services and energy efficiency consulting services as needed by the various Departments of the City of Pittsburgh, each Agreement being at an amount not-to-exceed five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) annually for a two year term with up to two additional one year options, and providing for funding of the costs thereof.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0650 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," so as to re-allocate Emergency Solutions Grant - Cares Act (ESG-CV) funding and authorize a subsequent Agreement or Agreements to provide emergency shelter services, street outreach services, rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services, and/or data collection activities.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0651 1 ResolutionResolution 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 reducing PARK RECONSTRUCTION by $245,230.00 and increasing FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS - RECREATION AND SENIOR CENTERS by $245,230.00.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0652 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to enter into a Cooperation Agreement or Agreements with the City of Pittsburgh Equipment Leasing Authority to provide for the leasing of four (4) pumper trucks at a cost not to exceed Three Million Eight Hundred Seventy-Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty Dollars and Seventy-Four Cents ($3,879,860.74) over seven years.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0654 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Leonard Scott Weiss, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Apt. 905 Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, in the amount of Nine Thousand Two Hundred Twenty Six Dollars and Sixty Four Cents ($9,226.64) in settlement of a claim for damage to the residence and sidewalk at 5847 Solway Street, Pittsburgh, 15217 from a felled city tree on July 7, 2021.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0665 1 ResolutionResolution transferring a total of Fifteen Thousand dollars ($15,000) within the 2022 Operating Budget from City Council to the Office of the City Clerk for the purpose of professional development.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0703 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Safety Services for August 31, 2022 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and Filed  Action details
2022-0629 1 ResolutionResolution establishing the Pittsburgh Strong Communities Initiative and Advisory Committee.RECOMMITTEDPass Action details Video Video
2022-0664 1 ResolutionResolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of South Side Marina, 1366 Old Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238, in the amount of NINE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHT DOLLARS AND NO CENTS ($9,708.00) for the design and installation of a roof for protection of the fireboat when moored at the marina.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0704 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Public Works for August 31, 2022 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and Filed  Action details
2022-0630 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 563, effective September 16, 2019, entitled “authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works, to enter into a Professional Services Agreement between the City of Pittsburgh and Buchart Horn Architects, for architectural and engineering design services related to the renovation of the former Thaddeus Stevens School for use by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Special Deployment Division, for the not to exceed amount of NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE DOLLARS AND TWENTY TWO CENTS ($973,595.22),” by amending the title of the resolution and increasing the allocation for the not-to-exceed amount of ONE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED TWELVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT DOLLARS AND TWENTY SEVEN CENTS ($1,412,328.27) an increase of $438,733.05.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0631 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Public Works to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the purpose of receiving and spending grant funds in the amount of THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY NINE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY SEVEN DOLLARS ($349,557.00) dollars for the purchase of a new Recycling Truck, nine new recycling dumpsters, and to support public education.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0632 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 enter into an easement with Duquesne Light Company to provide a Permanent Easement for vegetation management on city-owned property adjacent to Joncaire Street.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2022-0633 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to apply for a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Multimodal Transportation Fund for the Davis Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Project and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($2,500,000.00) dollars.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0634 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to apply for a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Multimodal Transportation Fund for the Homewood Sidewalks Improvement project and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed ONE MILLION NINE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE THOUSAND FIVE DOLLARS AND SEVENTY THREE CENTS ($1,921,005.73).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0635 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to receive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to complete a stop light removal study in the amount of NINETY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS ($96,000.00), and authorizing expenditures for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0636 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to receive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to replace the stop light at the corner of Brighton and Jacksonia in the amount of ONE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY DOLLARS AND SIXTY CENTS ($195,990.60) and authorizing expenditures for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0637 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to receive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to replace the stop light at the corner of Braddock and Forbes in the amount of FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY DOLLARS AND EIGHTY TWO CENTS ($471,375.82) and authorizing expenditures for this stated purpose.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0638 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to apply for a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Multimodal Transportation Fund for the South 21st Street Complete Green Street Project and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed ONE MILLION THIRTY SIX THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY TWO ($1,036,422.00) dollars.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0639 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 307, approved May 12, 2015, granting unto UNITED STATE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own cost and expense, to remove/relocate existing bollards and planters and replace with security compliant bollards, a post and beam rail and a swing gate, at 1000 Liberty Avenue, in the 2nd Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0640 1 ResolutionResolution vacating Regis Way and a portion of Rapidan Way, both located in the “Ball Park Plan” as recorded in Plan Book Volume 19, Pg. 56, situate in the 12th Ward, 9th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0705 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Land Use and Economic Development for August 31, 2022 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and Filed  Action details
2022-0660 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," so as to re-allocate Community Development Block Grant - Cares Act (CDBG-CV) funding and authorize a subsequent Agreement or Agreements.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0662 1 ResolutionResolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of City Planning, on behalf of the City, to enter into a License Agreement or Agreements with Pittsburgh Regional Transit and the Bank of New York Mellon for the installation and maintenance of the Virgil Cantini Mosaic, for a cost not to exceed one dollar ($1).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0663 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 715 of 2021 for the Mayor and the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (“PLI”) to enter into an Amended Agreement or Agreements with Avenu Insights and Analytics to digitize microfiche and aperture cards holding historic permitting data and add them to the Department’s digital library. The extension of this agreement will add an additional year of services and $22,354.86 of compensation. The Agreement is chargeable and payable from the following account in an amount not to exceed Two Hundred Eighty-Two Thousand Three Hundred Fifty-Four Dollars and Eighty-Six Cents. ($282,354.86).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0672 1 ResolutionResolution calling for promoting affordable commercial and residential development in the City of Pittsburgh by exploring the expansion of the development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0676 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 234 of 2022: promoting affordable housing in the City of Pittsburgh by exploring the expansion of Limited-Equity Housing Cooperatives (LECs) so as to extend the deadline for the presentation of the report to the City Council to October 11, 2022.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0706 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Innovation, Performance and Asset Management for August 31, 2022 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and Filed  Action details
2022-0656 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 427 of 2021, 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 Forty-Four Thousand Two Hundred Eighteen Dollars and Thirty Cents ($44,218.09).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0657 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution 470 of 2020 which authorized the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into an Agreement or Agreements with RT Lawrence Corporation for the provision of a remittance processing system.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0659 1 ResolutionResolution amending Resolution No. 647 of 2021 authorizing the Mayor, the Director of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections, the Director of City Planning and the Chief of Innovation & Performance to enter into an Amended Professional Service Agreement or Agreements with buildingeye, Inc. ("buildingeye") to purchase software and related support services that will create an interactive map for internal and public visual display of planning, permit, license, and violation data” in order to add an additional year of services and $94,900 of compensation.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0707 1 ReportReport of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs for August 31, 2022 with an Affirmative Recommendation.Read, Received and Filed  Action details
2022-0642 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for 1530 Cliff St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219.Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0643 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for proposed land development located in the 5100 block of Rosetta Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. (Existing Parcel ID Numbers: 50-G-70, 50-G-69, 50-G-68, 50-G-66, 50-G-65, 50-G-63, 50-G-62, 50-G-60).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video
2022-0644 1 ResolutionResolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for 114 West North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2022-0645 1 ResolutionResolution adopting the Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh’s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for the Hillman Library Expansion, a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania property, project which will involve the construction of an addition, interior renovations, exterior renovations, and site improvements to the Hillman Library. The site address is 3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15123, in the 4th Ward.Passed FinallyPass Action details
2022-0646 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 a cooperation and reimbursement agreement with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (“PWSA”) to reimburse expenses of PWSA incurred for roadway base and pavement restoration performed by PWSA on behalf of utilities and the City in advance of the Bus Rapid Transit Project at an amount not-to-exceed five hundred fifty-seven thousand two dollars and twenty-four cents ($557,002.24).Passed FinallyPass Action details Video Video