Friday, January 25, 2013
County Controller Chelsa Wagner said Thursday the amount could be about $50 for the average household.
An analysis by Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner has revealed that the county could be on track to overcharge the average household by $50 in property taxes in 2013. “There is a strong possibility, from the data we have analyzed, that the county is on track to gain a windfall of as much as $38 million," Wagner said in a statement issued on Thursday. “I am calling on the administration to publicize every detail of their millage calculation to assure all taxpayers that no windfall will occur. No resident of Allegheny County should be overcharged one cent or $1, let alone $50 or more for the county’s failure to act.” She also expressed concern over the lack of transparency and available information surrounding the county’s current, …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Clean Water Action members call on Allegheny County executive to honor a pledge and improve air quality in the county.
Some Ohio River Valley residents say Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato has not kept his word. Julie St. John of Clean Water Action said Onorato pledged a year and a half ago to tour communities near Neville Island and to hear their concerns about pollution from industries there. Area residents on Wednesday went to the county courthouse steps in Downtown Pittsburgh, where they asked the public to urge Onorato to honor that pledge and to improve air quality in the county. St. John said her community group has delivered letters and left phone messages for Onorato, but he has not responded. “So this is our next step, getting folks on the street aware of what's going on and asking them to call Onorato, tell him what they want to see,” …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The Allegheny County Executive and other officials spoke Friday in Moon as part of a panel at the Montour Heights Country Club.
Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato again addressed the possibility of Marcellus Shale drilling taking place on the 9,000 acres of land surrounding the Pittsburgh International Airport. Onorato spoke Friday at a forum hosted by the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce. State and local leaders came together for the annual event to discuss ongoing issues facing the state and county. Although no drilling is taking place on the county-owned property, Onorato said he has met with several Marcellus Shale drilling companies to discuss use of the land, which lies in Findlay and Moon townships. He said companies have been preparing requests for proposal for work on the land, but that market-wide declines in the price of oil have …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Candidates from across the state gathered at the Improv to raise funds for local youth.
Candidates’ Comedy Night 2011 took place on Thursday night at the Pittsburgh Improv. Candidates who performed a stand-up comedy act included Rich Fitzgerald and Raja, Allegheny County executive candidates; Rep. Chelsa Wagner, county controlller candidate; Vic Stabile and Judge David Wecht, candidates for Pennsylvania Superior Court judge; Kathryn Boockvar and Anne Covey, candidates for Commonwealth Court judge; and Alex Bicket, candidate for Allegheny County Common Pleas Court judge. Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato also took to the microphone. Gene Collier, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist, stand-up comic, corporate speaker and playwright, served as emcee for the event. Funds raised on Thursday night will benefit the Allegheny …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Candidates’ Comedy Night will raise money for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund on Aug. 18.
Local and state general election candidates will take the stage at the Pittsburgh Improv on Aug. 18 to seek laughs at Candidates' Comedy Night 2011 and raise money for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund. The adult-oriented evening, which begins at 7:30 p.m., has proven to be a rare political win-win for the last four years. The candidates will benefit from their willingness to be off-message by getting to perform for a politically savvy audience, while local children served by Allegheny County Department of Human Services or Allegheny County Juvenile Probation win as the evening’s beneficiaries of the money raised. Special guest Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato will perform along with the following candidates: Rich Fitzgerald …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
New commissary in Moon will serve military personnel and their families in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland.
The Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority will begin soliciting bids to develop the site of a planned new 43,000-square-foot military commissary in Moon Township, Chief Executive Dan Onorato announced today. The trading post and grocery store for the region's military personnel will be built on county-owned property at the intersection of University Boulevard and the Interstate 376 Business Loop, adjacent to the McGarity Reserve Center in Moon. It will replace an existing commissary and exchange in Oakdale and will be the only commissary of its kind between Carlisle, Cumberland County, and Dayton, OH. The U.S. Army Office of Personnel & Readiness will continue to operate the commissary and exchange in Oakdale until the new site opens. …
Friday, April 8, 2011
The former Allegheny County Jail warden recently took another position in New Mexico.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato has appointed 21 judges, attorneys, county and law enforcement officials and community leaders to a committee that will seek a successor to county Jail Warden Ramon Rustin, who has taken another position in New Mexico. Chairing the search committee will be Common Pleas President Judge Donna Jo McDaniel, who also heads the Jail Oversight Board, Mr. Onorato said today in a statement. The panel's work will be funded with a $30,000 grant from the county's Human Services Integration Fund set up through the Pittsburgh Foundation. Its schedule and timetable have not been set. In addition to Judge McDaniel, the committee members include: Common Pleas Judges Jeffrey A. Manning and Beth A. Lazzara; …