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Regular Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

10:00 AM

City of Pittsburgh

510 City-County Building 414 Grant Street

Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, grant, and streets

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Council Chambers

City Council

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ONE-HUNDRED FORTY-FIRST COUNCIL

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Theresa Kail-Smith, President of Council Council Members: Rev. Ricky V. Burgess, Anthony Coghill, Deborah L. Gross, Bruce A. Kraus,

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R. Daniel Lavelle, Corey O'Connor, Erika Strassburger, Bobby Wilson

Brenda F. Pree, City Clerk - Kim Clark-Baskin, Assistant City Clerk

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August 25, 2020City Council Regular Meeting Agenda

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ROLL CALL

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PROCLAMATIONS

Tagged Interests: recognition

PUBLIC COMMENTS

PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

COUNCILMAN REVEREND RICKY V. BURGESS PRESENTS:

2020-0621 Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Department of Parks and Recreation to enter on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh into an agreement or

agreements with Allegheny County, Department of Human Services, for the City s operation of its Senior Community Centers. Said agreement or agreement shall be for a term of one year at no cost to the City with compensation to the City not to exceed SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY THREE THOUSAND and FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS and NO CENTS ( 783,450.00).
Tagged Interests: compensation, services, parks, community center, and recreation

2020-0621 Cover Ltr-2020 Agreement Senior Community Center Summary 2020-0621

Tagged Interests: community center

Attachments:

2020-0622 Resolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of the DHS-OCR-Keys Service Corps in an amount not to exceed TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND

DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS, for the payment of the 2019 AmeriCorp Keys Summer Program which provides funding for hosting 17 youth to participate in the Department of Parks and Recreation Educational Programing Jobs Training for the summer. The AmeriCorps members who participated in this program worked alongside Citiparks staff to support the multi-site summer camps; and providing for the payment thereof.
Tagged Interests: funding, public safety, program, training, parks, Immigration, youth, jobs, and recreation

2020-0622 Cover Ltr-Warant-AmeriCorp Keys-1 2020-0622-ACKInvoice 2019 Summary 2020-0622

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2020-0623 Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation to execute relevant agreements to receive grant

funding from the National Recreation and Park Association to provide emergency funding relief for costs incurred by the City s Summer Food Program due to the Corona Virus and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed TEN THOUSAND ( 10,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, program, emergency, parks, and recreation

2020-0623 Cover Ltr NRPA - Letter (1) Summary 2020-0623

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COUNCILMAN ANTHONY COGHILL PRESENTS:

2020-0624 Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Public Works to enter into a License and Maintenance Agreement in

which the City grants to Walnut Capital a right to plant and maintain landscape improvements upon City property along Bakery Square Boulevard in Mellon Park.
Tagged Interests: grant, streets, plant, parks, Public Works, public works, property, buildings and grounds, and license

2020-0624 Cover Ltr-DOC171 Summary 2020-0624

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2020-0625 Resolution authorizing the Mayor, the Director of the Department of Public Works, and the Director of the Department of Parks and

Recreation to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging s Senior Community Center Grant to make improvements at the Hazelwood Healthy Active Living Center and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND ( 65,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, parks, Public Works, public works, community center, and recreation

2020-0625 Cover Ltr-letter Hazelwood Healhty Active Living Center 8-19-20 Summary 2020-0625

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2020-0626 Resolution authorizing the Mayor, the Director of the Department of Public Works, and the Director of the Department of Parks and

Recreation to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging s Senior Community Center Grant to make improvements at the Sheraden Healthy Active Living Center and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed FORTY FIVE THOUSAND ( 45,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, parks, Public Works, public works, community center, and recreation

2020-0626 Cover Ltr Sheraden HALC healthy active living cneter 8-19-20 Summary 2020-0626

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2020-0627 Resolution authorizing the Mayor, the Director of the Department of Public Works, and the Director of the Department of Parks and

Recreation to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging s Senior Community Center Grant to make improvements at the South Side Market House Active Living Center and further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed FIFTY ONE THOUSAND ( 51,000.00) dollars for this stated purpose.
Tagged Interests: funding, grant, market, parks, Public Works, public works, community center, and recreation

2020-0627 Cover Ltr South SIde Market House HALC healthy active living cneter 8-19-20 Summary 2020-0627

Tagged Interests: market

Attachments:

2020-0628 Resolution granting unto The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain

and use at their own cost and expense, a new projecting sign, at 612 Smithfield Street, in the 2nd Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tagged Interests: grant, council, economic development, streets, license, and library

2020-0628 Cover Ltr council 2020-0628 Application Summary 2020-0628

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2020-0629 Resolution granting unto Renewal Inc., their successors and assigns, the privilege and license to construct, maintain and use at their own

cost and expense, a new exhaust flue that will project into the right of way, at 329 Boulevard of the Allies, in the 1st Ward, 6th Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tagged Interests: right of way, grant, council, economic development, streets, license, and RIGHT OF WAY

2020-0629 Cover Ltr council 2020-0629 Ltr 326 Third ave Letter of Request 2020-0629 326 THIRD AVE APP 2020-0629 326 third ave insurance Summary

2020-0629
Tagged Interests: council and insurance

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2020-0630 Resolution granting unto SMITH BROTHERS BOGGS LP, 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 120 Federal Street, in the 22nd Ward, 1st Council District of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, grant, council, streets, and license

2020-0630 Cover Ltr council 2020-0630 120 Federal St_04062020134940 Summary 2020-0630

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2020-0631 Resolution providing for an amended reimbursement agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for costs associated with

the Preliminary Engineering phase of the Penn Avenue Reconstruction Phase II project, and providing for the payment of municipal incurred costs thereof, not to exceed Eight Hundred Twenty Five Thousand ( 825,000.00) dollars; federally reimbursable at eighty percent; and the municipal share of Commonwealth Incurred Costs not to exceed Ten Thousand ( 10,000.00) dollars.
Tagged Interests: economic development, transportation, and engineering

2020-0631 Cover Ltr-Penn Avenue RA Amendment Legislation Letter 7.7.20 Summary 2020-0631

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2020-0632 Resolution amending Resolution 744 of 1996 entitled the Resolution authorizing and directing the City Controller to create a special trust

fund, to be designated as the Shade Tree Trust Fund , for the deposit of cash and contributions and authorized the use of the funds deposited therein by the Department of Public Works for any and all expenses associated with the operation and implementation of projects related to the planting and promotion of trees in the City of Pittsburgh ; to provide the Director of the Office of Management and Budget with authority to direct certain proceeds of the Shade Tree Trust Fund.
Tagged Interests: funding, economic development, budget, plant, trees, Public Works, and public works

2020-0632 Cover Ltr-Shade Tree Letter Summary 2020-0632

Tagged Interests: trees

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COUNCILWOMAN DEBORAH L. GROSS PRESENTS:

2020-0633 Resolution authorizing the City to enter into an agreement or agreements with Allegheny CleanWays to grant a license to Allegheny CleanWays

to enter onto certain City-owned parcels in order to perform certain work including assessment and removal of litter and illegal dumping. This agreement will also allow access to certain Department of Public Works division facilities by Allegheny CleanWays for disposal of collected litter and illegal dumping.
Tagged Interests: grant, solid waste, Public Works, public works, property, and license

2020-0633 Cover Ltr-Allegheny Clean Ways Mayor Letter Summary 2020-0633

Attachments:

2020-0634 Resolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for proposed land development located at 316

S. Highland Ave. at the parcel number 84-K-260, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Tagged Interests: development, Development, and property

2020-0634 Cover Ltr-Sewer Module Cover Letter for 316 South Highland Ave 2020-0634-161611 - Planning Module Package 2020-0634-Sewer Module

Questionnaire for Council (316 South Highland Ave) Summary 2020-0634
Tagged Interests: planning, council, sewer, utility, and Utility

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2020-0635 Resolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for 1501 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

2020-0635 Cover Ltr Sewer Module Cover Letter 1501 Penn Ave 2020-0635-1501 Penn SFPM Compiled - 2020.08.14 2020-0635-Sewer Module Questionnaire for

Council 1501 Penn Ave (3) Summary 2020-0635
Tagged Interests: council, sewer, utility, and Utility

Attachments:

2020-0636 Resolution adopting Plan Revision to the City of Pittsburgh s Official Sewage Facilities Plan for Sweetbriar Houses at 450-454 Sweetbriar

Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211.
Tagged Interests: streets

2020-0636 Cover Ltr-Sewer Module cover letter 450 - 454 Sweetbriar Street 2020-0636-Sewer Module Questionnaire for Council 450 - 454 Sweetbriar

Street 2020-0636-SWEETBRIAR PM - SUBMIT FOR RESOLUTION (08-18-20) Summary 2020-0636
Tagged Interests: council, sewer, streets, utility, and Utility

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COUNCILMAN R. DANIEL LAVELLE PRESENTS:

2020-0637 Resolution providing for further renewal by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh of a Declaration of Disaster Emergency, ratified by

Council on March 17th, 2020; to extend the effectiveness of the Declaration for fourteen days (14) additional days thereby making the Declaration effective until September 8th, 2020; in response to the ongoing public health emergency associated with the spread of coronavirus (Request for a Waiver the Rules of Council)
Tagged Interests: coronavirus, health, council, and emergency

2020-0637 Cover Ltr-COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Mayor Letter 8.25.20 2020-0637-Exhibit A-Emergency Declaration (1) (2) Summary 2020-0637

Tagged Interests: coronavirus and emergency

Attachments:

2020-0638 Ordinance amending the City of Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title II: Fiscal; Article I: Administration; Chapter 219: Operating Budget;

Section 219.03 Collaborative Budgeting Process.
Tagged Interests: ordinance and budget

2020-0638 Cover Ltr-Budget Ordinance Mayor Letter Summary 2020-0638

Tagged Interests: ordinance and budget

Attachments:

2020-0639 Resolution authorizing and directing the issuance of a warrant to Cocoapreneur, LLC. for the sponsorship of events related to small

business engagement and education.
Tagged Interests: business, public safety, events, small business, and education

2020-0639 Cover Ltr-Cocoapreneur Mayor Letter Summary 2020-0639

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2020-0640 Resolution authorizing the issuance of a warrant in favor of Brenda Richmond, Administrix of the Estate of Christopher M. Thompkins, c/o J.

Kerrington Lewis, Esquire, Lewis, Lewis Reilly, 1040 Fifth Avenue, 1st Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, in the amount of Thirteen Thousand Dollars and No Cents ( 13,000.00) relating to the full and final settlement of a litigation filed at No. 2:2018-cv-00319 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Tagged Interests: legal, public safety, settlement, and court

2020-0640 Cover Ltr Richmond Council ltr_ Summary 2020-0640

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Attachments:

2020-0641 Resolution amending Resolution 431 authorizing the City of Pittsburgh Ethics Hearing Board to enter into a Professional Services Agreement

with DeForest, Koscelnik, Yokitis Berardinelli, Koppers Building, 30th Floor, 436 Seventh Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 for professional legal services regarding ethics matters by increasing the total cost Fifteen Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ( 15,000.00) from Thirty Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ( 30,000.00) to Forty Five Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ( 45,000.00).
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, legal, boards and commissions, services, hearing, and ethics

2020-0641 Cover Ltr DeForest Council ltr (Ethics) Summary 2020-0641

Tagged Interests: council and ethics

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COUNCILMAN COREY O'CONNOR PRESENTS:

2020-0642 Resolution providing for the issuance of a warrant in favor of Scanlon Fiber Optics LLC in the amount of Twenty-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred

Fifty Dollars and Eighty-Six Cents ( 29,950.86) for the installation of in-car camera access points for the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Police.
Tagged Interests: law enforcement, public safety, Telecommunications, and telecommunications

2020-0642 Cover Ltr - Scanlon warrant letter Summary 2020-0642

Tagged Interests: public safety

Attachments:

2020-0643 Resolution authorizing the City s Department of Public Safety to purchase hazardous material emergency response equipment from Midland

Manufacturing Corp. at a cost not to exceed Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred One Dollars and Eighty-Six Cents ( 13,801.86).
Tagged Interests: equipment, public safety, emergency, and purchasing

2020-0643 Cover Ltr - Midland Manufacturing Corp. Hazmat Letter 2020-0643-WCP20-020 Midland HazMat Summary 2020-0643

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2020-0647 Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title One: Administrative, Article III: Organization, Chapter

116: Department of Public Safety to regulate the use of facial recognition and predictive policing technology.
Tagged Interests: ordinance, recognition, public safety, Technology, technology, and Title I

COUNCIL MEMBER O'CONNORSPONSOR /S:

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COUNCILMAN BOBBY WILSON:

2020-0644 Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of City Planning, on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, to apply for a

grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development s Blight Remediation Program to study City owned vacant lots in the Homewood Neighborhood. The grant proposal includes an ask of 25,000.00 with a local match of 2,500.00 to come out of the City of Pittsburgh s 2020 Operating Budget. In the event the grant is awarded, this resolution provides for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed TWENTY-SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED ( 27,500.00) dollars for this stated purpose.
Tagged Interests: planning, grant, economic development, budget, development, events, program, Development, blight, and neighborhood

2020-0644 Cover Ltr Homewood Vacant Lot Study Summary 2020-0644

Tagged Interests: blight

Attachments:

2020-0645 Resolution providing for the designation as a Historic Structure under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain site known as The

Shrine of the Blessed Mother, located off Wakefield Street (29-B-215, 29-B-216, 29-C-23, 29-C-21, 29-C-20, 29-C-19, 29-C-18, 29-C-17, 29-C-16, 29-C-15), in South Oakland, in the 4th Ward, City of Pittsburgh. (Needs to be held for a Public Hearing)
Tagged Interests: ordinance, streets, historic, and hearing

2020-0645 Cover Ltr Blessed Mother Cover Letter 8.13.20 Summary 2020-0645 Summary 2020-0645

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2020-0646 Resolution providing for the designation as a Historic Structure under Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain structure known as

The John P. Robin Civic Building, located at 200 Ross Street (2-J-164-2), in downtown, in the 1st Ward, City of Pittsburgh. (Needs to be held for a Public Hearing)
Tagged Interests: Homebuilder, ordinance, streets, historic, downtown, and hearing

2020-0646 Cover Ltr John P. Robin Civic Building Cover Letter 8.13.20 Summary 2020-0646

Tagged Interests: Homebuilder

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COUNCILWOMAN THERESA KAIL-SMITH PRESENTS:

2020-0603 Resolution appointing Douglas Anderson as the Director of the Department of Finance and City Treasurer.

Tagged Interests: finance, appointments, Treasurer, and TREASURER

2020-0604 Resolution reappointing Ms. Sabrina Korbel as a Member of the Gender Equity Commission for a term to expire December 31, 2022.

Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, and gender

2020-0605 Resolution reappointing Mr. Knowledge Hudson as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30,

2023.
Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, and housing

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2020-0606 Resolution reappointing Ms. Lena Andrews as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2024.

Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, and housing

2020-0607 Resolution reappointing Ms. Ethel Johnson as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2023.

Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, and housing

2020-0608 Resolution reappointing Mr. Mark Masterson as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2023.

Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, and housing

2020-0609 Resolution reappointing Ms. Adrienne Walnoha as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30,

2024.
Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, and housing

2020-0610 Resolution reappointing Ms. Megan Winters as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2023.

Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, and housing

2020-0611 Resolution appointing Mr. Oliver Beasley as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2021.

Mr. Beasley will serve in a seat designated for a representative from the Mayor s Office.
Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, and housing

2020-0612 Resolution appointing Ms. Diamonte Walker as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2022.

Ms. Walker will serve in a seat designated for a representative of the Urban Redevelopment Authority that had been vacant.
Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, and housing

2020-0613 Resolution appointing Mr. James Myers, Jr. as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2024.

Mr. Myers will serve in a seat designated for a community resident of a neighborhood in the central region of Pittsburgh.
Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, neighborhood, and housing

2020-0614 Resolution appointing Mr. Paul Spradley as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30, 2024. Mr.

Spradley will be serving in a seat designated from a representative from a financial institution, which had been vacant.
Tagged Interests: finance, boards and commissions, appointments, and housing

2020-0620 Resolution reappointing Ms. Kellie Ware-Seabron as a Member of the Housing Opportunity Fund Advisory Board for a term to expire April 30,

2024.
Tagged Interests: boards and commissions, appointments, and housing

2020-0615 Resolution appointing Ms. Rosamaria Cristello as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for a term

to expire January 5, 2025. Ms. Cristello will be serving a seat that had been held by Margaret Lanier who has retired.
Tagged Interests: sewer, boards and commissions, retirement, appointments, utility, Utility, and water

2020-0616 Resolution appointing Ms. BJ Leber as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for a term to expire

January 1, 2023. Ms. Leber will be serving a seat that had been held by Chaton Turner who has resigned.
Tagged Interests: sewer, boards and commissions, appointments, utility, Utility, and water

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2020-0617 Resolution appointing Dr. Audrey Murrell as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for a term to

expire December 31, 2023. Dr. Murrell will be serving a seat that had been vacant.
Tagged Interests: sewer, boards and commissions, appointments, utility, Utility, and water

2020-0618 Petition from the residents of the City of Pittsburgh requesting a Public Hearing before City Council relative to a plan by the Department

of Mobility and Infrastructure to install roundabouts on Reynolds Street (aka The Neighbor Way ). If City Council is unable to conduct a Public Hearing due to Covid-19, we request the project be postponed/cancelled until a (live) Public Hearing can be held. The Petition is valid in accordance with the Home Rule Charter.
Tagged Interests: traffic circle, coronavirus, council, economic development, streets, transportation, and hearing

2020-0618 Petition signed - roundabouts on Reynolds StreetAttachments:

Tagged Interests: traffic circle

2020-0619 Communication from Michael Lamb, City Controller, submitting performance audit of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, dated July 2020.

Tagged Interests: performance, parks, communications, audit, and Communications

2020-0619 Performance Audit Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy July 2020Attachments:

Tagged Interests: performance, parks, and audit

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEE - FINAL ACTION

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

EXCUSE ABSENT MEMBERS

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

ADJOURNMENT

LEGISLATION PRESENTED BY SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER

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