Allegheny County Executive proposes 2017 $880 million budget

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald presented his $880.3 million, 2017 Comprehensive Fiscal Plan to County Council on Wednesday evening. 

 

The 2017 budget calls for no tax or millage increases and does not include any one-time revenues for the fifth consecutive year. It also holds growth at 2.9 percent over last year. 

 

“I’m extremely proud to present a budget today that has no tax increase, and continues to build on the stable fiscal condition of the county,” said Fitzgerald. “There is a great deal of hard work that goes into ensuring that we stay within budget and address unexpected costs that occur throughout the year.” 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Controller Wagner calls for overhaul of Allegheny County’s Ethics Code

Controller Wagner calls for overhaul of Allegheny County’s Ethics Code

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner released a report Monday stating that the Commission charged with enforcing the County’s Ethics Code lacks independence and adequate resources, and that County employees are given scant training on the Code and have nowhere to turn with questions. 

 

The review also showed that top County managers were among those who routinely failed to file required financial disclosure forms, and that appointees to boards and commissions- including those of County-related authorities- are not required to make disclosures prior to being a part of these bodies.

Monday, August 22, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Grant to increase mental health and substance abuse supports awarded to Allegheny County

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $800,000 to Allegheny County to increase mental health and substance abuse supports for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced Monday. 

“No effort to end homelessness in Allegheny County can be effective without removing the barriers that keep people from finding stable housing,” said Fitzgerald. “Thanks to the funding from SAMHSA, we will be able to provide crucial supports that people suffering from addictions and mental illness need to secure permanent housing.” 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Allegheny County receives $3.4 million grant to protect against hazards of lead-based paint and other health, safety hazards

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced today that Allegheny County Economic Development has received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funding is intended to reduce the number of lead-poisoned children and protect families by targeting significant lead and other home health and safety hazards. 

“We want our residents to live in, and be able to purchase, safe, healthy and affordable housing,” said Fitzgerald. “We thank the Department of Housing & Urban Development for their support of this program, and the many partners who will work along with Economic Development and the Health Department to make it a success.” 

Monday, June 13, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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