Allegheny County incorporation bill has public hearing in House

Allegheny County incorporation bill has public hearing in House

In a deindustrialized world and amid declining populations, Allegheny County municipalities from Wilkinsburg to Rankin have found it difficult to stay afloat. 

To ease the burden, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald — along with his predecessors Dan Onorato and Jim Roddey — testified at a public hearing in support of HB 2122 Tuesday, legislation that would allow municipalities to elect to voluntarily disincorporate.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Wolf addresses GOP congressional map as Pittsburgh leaves Act 47 oversight

Wolf addresses GOP congressional map as Pittsburgh leaves Act 47 oversight

With a signature, a shuffle of papers, and a handshake, Pittsburgh’s time in Act 47 financial oversight came to an end Monday morning. 

Meanwhile, taking his own questions after the ceremony, Wolf, in his first public appearance since Republican legislative leaders sent him their court-ordered replacement congressional map, only reiterated his hope for a “fair map.” 

Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Pittsburgh ICA board requests to be dissolved by Harrisburg

Pittsburgh ICA board requests to be dissolved by Harrisburg

The Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Authority held what the board hopes to be their final ever quarterly meeting Monday afternoon.

During the brief meeting, members voted to pass a resolution calling on the state General Assembly to dissolve the Authority now that Pittsburgh has requested to be pulled from Act 47 distress status.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council begins 2018 budget process

Pittsburgh City Council begins 2018 budget process

As 2017 winds down, Pittsburgh City Council is expected to finish up a number of initiatives and bills, including considering the 2018 city budget amendments and establishing the city’s long-term financial practices, before ringing in the new year.

Making its way through an already packed agenda Tuesday, Council passed legislation that would codify Act 47 best practices and Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority requirements in the city’s annual operating budget.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
During 2018 budget address, Mayor Peduto asks state to remove Pittsburgh from Act 47 recovery status

During 2018 budget address, Mayor Peduto asks state to remove Pittsburgh from Act 47 recovery status

As part of his 2018 budget address Monday morning, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said he is sending a letter to the Commonwealth seeking the removal of the city from Act 47 financially distressed status and ICA oversight, of which it’s been under since 2004.

In his message to Gov. Tom Wolf and the Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, Peduto laid out his plans to cement the fiscal reforms learned through the Act 47 process to protect the city from entering the distressed status again.
Monday, November 13, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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