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City Council of the City of Pittsburgh
Seal of the City of Pittsburgh.svg
Type
Type
Full-time Mayor-Council
HousesUnicameral
History
Preceded byBorough of Pittsburgh House of Burgesses City of Pittsburgh Select Council and City of Pittsburgh Common Council[1]
Leadership
Council President
Theresa Kail-Smith, Democratic
since 2020
City Clerk
Brenda F. Pree, CMC
Structure
Seats9
Partisan makeup of the Pittsburgh City Council as of June 2018.png
Political groups
Democratic
CommitteesFinance and Law; Public Safety; Public Works; Human Resources; Land Use and Economic Development; Urban Recreation; Innovation, Performance, and Asset Management; Intergovernmental Affairs, Hearings
Length of term
4 Years
Elections
Plurality by District
RedistrictingDecennial
Motto
Benigno Numine (by the favor of the heavens)
Meeting place
Council Chamber
City-County Building
Website
pittsburghpa.gov/council/index.html
Constitution
Home Rule Charter

Code of Ordinances

Rules of Council
Title page of the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances

The Pittsburgh City Council serves as the legislative body in the City of Pittsburgh. It consists of nine members.[2] City council members are chosen by plurality elections in each of nine districts. The city operates under a strong-mayor-council system of local governance.

Current membership

The current members of the city council are:

District Name Took Office Committee Chairship[3] Party
1 Bobby Wilson 2020 Land Use and Economic Development Democratic
2 Theresa Kail-Smith† 2009 Hearings Democratic
3 Bruce Kraus 2008 Human Resources Democratic
4 Anthony Coghill 2018 Public Works Democratic
5 Corey O'Connor 2012 Public Safety Democratic
6 R. Daniel Lavelle 2010 Finance and Law Democratic
7 Deborah Gross 2014 Intergovernmental Affairs Democratic
8 Erika Strassburger 2018 Innovation, Performance, and Asset Management Democratic
9 Rev. Ricky Burgess‡ 2008 Urban Recreation Democratic

† Denotes Council President (since 2020[4])

‡ Denotes Council President pro tempore (since 2020[4])

Past presidents

Past members[5]

  • Darlene Harris (2006-2020)
  • (2009–2018)
  • Patrick Dowd (2008–2013)
  • Bill Peduto (2002–14)
  • Barbara Burns (2000–04)
  • Sala Udin (1997–2007)
  • Dan Onorato (1992–2000)
  • Bob O'Connor (1991–2003)
  • Gene Ricciardi (1988-2006)
  • Christopher Smith (1993-1994)
  • Michael Coyne (1988–92)
  • Bernard Regan (1988-1992)
  • Jack Wagner (1984–94)
  • Alan Hertzberg (1994-2005)
  • Jim Ferlo (1988-2002)
  • Otis Lyons, Jr. (1988–89)
  • Mark Pollock (1986–89)
  • Stephen Grabowski (1984–88)
  • Ben Woods (1981–89)
  • Thomas E. Flaherty (1980–83)
  • Jim O'Malley (1980–87)
  • Michelle Madoff (1978–94)
  • William Robinson (1978–85)
  • Jim Bulls (1977–80)
  • Sophie Masloff (1976–88)
  • Richard E. Givens (1976–87)
  • James Lally (1976–80)
  • Frank Lucchino (1974–78)
  • John Lynch (1970–76)
  • William J. Coyne (1974–81)
  • Robert Rade Stone (1973–85)
  • Eugene DePasquale (1972–84, 1988–89)
  • Richard Caligiuri (1970–77)
  • Charles Leslie (1970–72)
  • Amy Ballinger (1970–76)
  • James Cortese (1970)
  • George Shields (1970–74)
  • John Lynch (1970–76)
  • Edgar Michaels (1969–74)
  • Thomas Fagan (1968–73)
  • Louis Mason Jr. (1967–77)
  • Peter Flaherty (1966–70)
  • Walter Kamyk (1963–70)
  • Charles Leslie (1961–69)
  • Phillip Baskin (1962–70)
  • James Jordan (1960–67)
  • Horner Green (1960–61)
  • George Shields (1970–74)
  • Edgar Michaels (1969–74)
  • J. Craig Kuhn (1959–70)
  • Charles McCarthy (1958–63)
  • David Olbum (1956–61)
  • Irma D'Ascenzo (1956–70)
  • Paul Jones (1954–60)
  • Emanuel Schifano (1952–56)
  • Bennett Rodgers (1952–59)
  • Charles Dinan (1952–58)
  • John Counahan (1952–70)
  • William Davis (1951–53)
  • Patrick Fagan (1950–67)
  • Frederick Weir (1947–60)
  • William Alvah Stewart (1946–51)
  • Joseph A. McArdle (1942–49)
  • Thomas Kilgallen (1940–51)
  • John Duff Jr. (1940–52)
  • Edward Leonard (1939–51)
  • A.L. Wolk (1938–56)
  • James A. O'Toole (1936–41)
  • Frederick Weir (1936–47)
  • Cornelius Scully (1935–36)
  • George Evans (1935–45)
  • William Magee (1934–37)
  • John Jane (1934–35)
  • John Houston (1934–35)
  • Thomas Gallagher (1934–65)
  • Walter Demmer (1934–51)
  • Frank Duggan (1933-33)
  • George Oliver (1933-33)
  • William Soost (1932–35)
  • John Phillips (1931–32)
  • Michael Muldowney (1930–33)
  • Clifford Connelley (1930–33)
  • George J. Kambach (1929–31)
  • Harry A. Little (1926–33)
  • Robert J. Alderdice (1924–32)
  • Joseph F. Malone (1922–30)
  • Wallace Borland (1922–25)
  • Charles Anderson (1920–39)
  • A.K. Oliver (1919–21)
  • John H. Henderson (1919–21)
  • Daniel Winters (1918–29)
  • William J. Burke (1918–19)
  • William H. Robertson (1916–24)
  • John H. Dailey (1916–21)
  • P.J. McArdle (1911–13, 1916–19, 1922–30, 1932-40)
  • Charles H. Hetzel (1914–15)
  • W.Y. English (1914–33)
  • John S. Herron (1914–33)
  • Dr. G.A. Dillinger (1913–17)
  • Robert Garland (1911–39)
  • Dr. S.S. Wooburn (1911–39)
  • W.G. Wilkins (1911–13)
  • Enoch Rauh (1911–19)
  • James P. Kerr (1911–18)
  • John M. Goehring (1911–15)
  • W.A. Hoeveler (1911–14)
  • Edward V. Babcock (1911–13)
  • David P. Black (1911)
  • A.J. Kelly (1911)
  • Robert McKnight (1847–49)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Around Town: In the good ol' days, Pittsburgh Council had 108 guys". Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  2. ^ "City Council, District information, neighborhoods, your Council Person, Legislation, Budget Office". pittsburghpa.gov. City of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  3. ^ Worthy, Ariel (6 January 2020). "Theresa Kail-Smith To Lead City Council As President". www.wesa.fm. WESA. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b Lord, Rich (6 January 2020). "Pittsburgh council has new compromise president, new member". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Brookline and Pittsburgh Historical Facts and Remembrances". www.brooklineconnection.com. Retrieved 7 January 2020.

External links

  • [1] official city website

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