Pittsburgh City Council
Standing Committee Assignments

The president of council shall promptly following election appoint any necessary committees.  Committees shall be composed of at least three members, who shall serve for the term of the council president unless the committee is earlier dissolved by the president.  All members of council may attend and participate in committee meetings, but only committee members shall be permitted a vote. 

Current Standing Committee Assignments


Committee on Finance and Law

Council Chairperson - Natalia Rudiak

The Committee on Finance and Law has charge of and jurisdiction over all ordinances, resolutions, bills, papers and other matters relating to:

  • Bonds and Debt Issuance
  • City Banking/Investment
  • Creation of Offices or Positions of any kind
  • Department of Finance
  • Enterprise Resource System
  • Equal Opportunity Review Commission (EORC)
  • Ethics
  • Law Department
  • Multi-year Capital Improvement Program
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Operating & Capital Budgets
  • Pension Fiscal
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Treasurer

and such other business as may be referred to it by the Council; provided, however, that where money has been specifically appropriated by the Council for any of the purposes of the departments of the City government, that thereafter any matter relating thereto shall be referred to the committee of the proper department, and the said committee shall have complete charge and jurisdiction thereof. All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council Member serving on the authority's governing body.


 

Committee on Public Safety Services

Council Chairperson - R. Daniel Lavelle

The Committee on Public Safety Services has charge of and jurisdiction over all ordinances, resolutions, bills, papers and other matters of every kind pertaining to:

  • Bureau of Animal Control
  • Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI)
  • Bureau of Fire
  • Bureau of Police
  • Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB)
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Emergency Operations and Communications
  • Homeland Security
  • Weed and Seed

All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council Member serving on the authority's governing body.


 

Committee on Public Works

Council Chairperson - Theresa Kail-Smith

The Committee on Public Works has charge of and jurisdiction over all ordinances, resolutions, bills, or papers affecting or pertaining to:

  • Bureau of Administration
  • Bureau of Engineering
  • Bureau of Environmental Services
  • Bureau of Operations
  • Construction
  • Department of Public Works
  • Environmental Services and Control
  • Facilities Operation and Maintenance (Not Parks or Recreation related)
  • Forestry
  • Franchises and Rights of Way to Corporations
  • Public Right-of-Way Maintenance
  • Shade Tree
  • Streets Lighting

All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council Member serving on the authority's governing body.


 

Committee on Human Resources

Council Chairperson - Ricky V. Burgess

The Committee on Human Resources has charge of and jurisdiction over all ordinances, resolutions, bills, or papers affecting or pertaining to:

  • Benefits
  • Department of Personnel and Civil Service
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Human Relations Commission (HRC)
  • Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)
  • Office of Municipal Investigation (OMI)
  • Payroll Administration/System
  • Pension Benefits Administration
  • Personnel (inclusive of Salaries and Employment Numbers)

All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council member serving on the authority's governing body.


 

Committee on Land Use and Economic Development

Council Chairperson - Deborah Gross

The Committee on Land Use and Economic Development has charge of and jurisdiction over all ordinances, resolutions, bills, or papers affecting or pertaining to:

  • Art Commission
  • Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Department of Community Affairs (DCA) funding
  • Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) funding
  • Department of Planning
  • Mapping and GIS
  • Historic Review Commission
  • Market Based Revenue Opportunities (MBRO)
  • Neighborhood Initiatives
  • Riverfront Development
  • Small Business Initiatives
  • Transportation
  • Zoning

All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council Member serving on the authority's governing body.


 

Committee on Urban Recreation

Council Chairperson - Corey O'Connor

The Committee on Urban Recreation has charge of and jurisdiction over all ordinances, resolutions, bills or papers pertaining to:

  • Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Greenways
  • Libraries
  • Park Programming
  • Recreation Facilities Maintenance
  • Senior Centers, Programming and Advisory Council
  • Special Events
  • Trails
  • Youth Policy

All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council Member serving on the authority's governing body.

 

Committee on Performance and Asset Management

Council Chairperson - Darlene M. Harris

The Committee on Performance and Asset Management has charge of and jurisdiction over all ordinances, resolutions, bills, papers and other matters relating to:

  • 311 Mayor's Response Center
  • Cable Bureau
  • Department of City Information Systems (CIS)
  • Facilities Inventory and Management
  • Fleet Maintenance, Repair and Alteration
  • Purchasing and B Contracts
  • Information Technology
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Operational Performance Targets
  • Sustainabillity Initiatives
  • Professional Management Systems

And such other business as may be referred to it by Council. All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council Member serving on the authority's governing body.


 

Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs

Council Chairperson - Daniel Gilman

The Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs has charge of and jurisdiction over all ordinances, resolutions, bills, or papers affecting or pertaining to:

  • Allegheny Regional Assets District (ARAD)
  • Authorities - Agreements
  • County
  • Federal
  • Local governmental cooperation agreements
  • Liquor Licenses
  • Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities
  • Port of Pittsburgh
  • School Boards
  • State
  • Tourism - Visit Pittsburgh

All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council Members serving on the authority's governing body.


 

Committee on Hearings

Council Chairperson - City Council President Bruce Kraus

The Committee on Hearings has charge of the jurisdiction and scheduling of:

  • Appointments and Reappointments
  • Executive Sessions
  • Public Hearings
  • Public Meetings

All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council Member serving on the authority's governing body.


 

 

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