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, …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Concerts by Keystone Oaks and Brashear music programs in December.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Sunday, December 4, 2011
PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato last week announced the 44th Annual Holiday Choral Program. The Keystone Oaks High School Symphonic Band will perform Dec. 5 from 12:20 to 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Brashear High School choral ensemble, and band and string ensemble, will perform Dec. 14 from 12:20 to 1 p.m. The concerts are on the Grand Staircase of the Allegheny County Courthouse located at 436 Grant Street in Downtown Pittsburgh. “The choral program is one of my favorite holiday traditions,” said Onorato. “We have so many gifted, young singers and musicians in our region, and we’re pleased to showcase their talents each year during the holiday season.” Performances will be held each weekday at 11:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. through …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The annual tradition marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is intended to encourage women to get yearly mammograms in the hopes of detecting the disease early.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Allegheny County Courthouse fountain began flowing pink at 11 a.m. Friday to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Everyone knows someone affected by this disease," said Allegheny County Treasurer John Weinstein. "If turning this fountain pink makes one woman in Allegheny County get a mammogram, we have succeeded," he said. The annual tradition is in its seventh year, said Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato. He said the county's role in helping spread awareness was important because the more the public was educated, the better the odds that the disease can be controlled. "This is one of the few illnesses that if detected early is 100 percent curable," he said. About one in eight woman in the United States will …
Friday, June 24, 2011
President rolls out public-private initiative to spur technological advancements.
President Barack Obama visited Pittsburgh this morning to announce a new initiative between universities, businesses and the federal government to enhance research and technological development. Obama toured the Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center to learn more about upcoming technology and how it can spur economic growth in America. The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership would funnel $500 million to launch the public-private research initiative. Obama said he hoped it would bring new inventions from the drawing board to the market place faster. “We have not run out of stuff to make,” he said. “We just need to re-invigorate our manufacturing (sector).” Before speaking, Obama toured the university’s robotics …
Monday, March 28, 2011
The program provides matching grants and low-cost financing for improvement projects such as façade enhancements, streetscaping, business signage, awnings, and architectural lighting.
UPDATE: Adds cost for the borough. Dormont has been selected to participate in an economic development program that will provide planning assistance to help improve its business districts. “This is a great opportunity for the borough of Dormont and the business district,” borough Manager Gino Rizza said of the Allegheny Together program. The five-year program will provide the borough with architects, real estate experts, community planners, community development specialists and project managers, according to a news release from the borough. The program provides matching grants and low-cost financing for improvement projects such as façade enhancements, streetscaping, business signage, awnings, and architectural lighting. Dormont must …
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Layoffs and public transit reductions will begin as scheduled Sunday morning.
Despite last-minute concession proposals and a delayed board meeting, the Port Authority of Allegheny County will move ahead to cut public transit service by 15 percent and lay off 180 employees on Sunday. The transit agency's Board of Directors voted unanimously in January to eliminate 29 bus routes, including the 25 Moon route, and lay off employees in an effort to stretch $45 million in highway funding provided by former Gov. Ed Rendell. During an unusual meeting that began on Friday but recessed until Saturday afternoon, the board opted not to delay those service cuts in order to continue talks aimed at obtaining agreement on concessions from its workers. County Executive Dan Onorato on Friday rejected a last-ditch proposal offered …
Friday, February 11, 2011
County executive delivers speech to airport-area business leaders.
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato told local business leaders today that much of the region's future development hinges on growth at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Onorato spoke before members of the Airport Area Chamber of Commerce in Moon, where he recounted highlights of his seven years as county executive and looked toward what the future may hold for the county. Onorato, who lost his bid to become Pennsylvania governor last year, will not seek a third term as county executive. He has served in the position since 2004. "When people talk about Pittsburgh this and Pittsburgh that, they're really talking about Allegheny County," he said. "And we're in a much better position than the rest of the country." Onorato said the …