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Phone :412-350-4157

Mail to : Louis.Takacs@AlleghenyCounty

JOINT REPORT FROM CITY, COUNTY CONTROLLERS FINDS EQUITABLE AGREEMENTS WITH BIGGEST NONPROFITS WOULD RAISE ‘BASELINE’ OF $14.5M PER YEAR

May 3, 2022
(Pittsburgh) May 3, 2022   City of Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb and Allegheny County Acting Controller Tracy Royston today released a joint report detailing the prevalence of tax-exempt property in the city and county—particularly that belonging to the largest “purely public charity” institutions in the region—the impact of these exemptions on city and county revenue, and […]

CONTROLLER’S OFFICE ‘SWIPES LEFT’ ON NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF ITEMS EXAMINED FOR MATCH WITH ‘STREET PRICING’ AT AIRMALL

February 28, 2022
The Allegheny County Controller’s office released results of its annual review of “street pricing” by businesses within Pittsburgh International Airport’s Airmall. The lease between the Airport Authority and the Airmall operator requires that its concessionaires not charge prices higher than those of comparable businesses outside the Airport. The County Controller is assigned to monitor compliance […]

ROYSTON TO LEAD TRANSITION IN COUNTY CONTROLLER’S OFFICE

December 15, 2021
Tracy Royston was sworn in as Allegheny County Deputy Controller on November 23 by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice David Wecht. By statute, Royston will become acting Controller when Controller Chelsa Wagner leaves office January 3 to assume a seat on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Royston was joined at her swearing-in by husband, […]

DOCUMENTARY ON EFFORT TO AVERT UPMC-HIGHMARK DISPUTE TO BE UNVEILED

November 12, 2021
Controller Chelsa Wagner, local advocates to attend Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner will participate in the World Premiere of the documentary film InHospitable on Saturday, November 13 at DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival in New York City. She will be joined by patient-activists who Wagner brought together to advocate for a solution to […]

CONTROLLER CHELSA WAGNER APPLAUDS FITZGERALD FOR REQUIRING EMPLOYEE VACCINATIONS

September 29, 2021
Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner issued the following statement regarding County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s decision to require all County employees to be vaccinated: “I applaud County Executive Fitzgerald on his decision today requiring all County employees to be vaccinated. So many of our County employees are public facing and provide vital in-person services to residents, […]

SOUND FISCAL STEWARDSHIP OVER DECADE HELPED COUNTY WEATHER PANDEMIC, WAGNER SAYS

June 3, 2021
Calls for utilizing federal aid windfall ‘transparently and impactfully’ In releasing her annual financial reports on behalf of Allegheny County, County Controller Chelsa Wagner said that a decade of sound fiscal stewardship, specifically a commitment to increasing the County’s unassigned fund balance, had helped County finances weather the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn relatively unscathed. […]
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AUDIT SHOWS COUNTY PROPERTY LEASES NEED MORE OVERSIGHT, SAFEGUARDS, WAGNER SAYS

May 13, 2021
(Pittsburgh) May 13, 2021   While Downtown Pittsburgh’s County government complex—consisting of the Courthouse, City-County Building, and County Office Building—is the center of Allegheny County government, the County also leases many properties around the County to assist with carrying out various functions. While many of these properties are leased by the Courts to house the County’s […]

WAGNER, HALLAM REMIND REMAINING MAIL VOTERS TO “BRING IT!”

November 2, 2020
Noting that about 100,000 mail ballots requested by Allegheny County voters have yet to be returned, Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and Allegheny County Councilwoman Bethany Hallam reminded these voters that ballots can be returned in person to the County Office Building lobby through Election Day, and that mail ballot packages must be submitted in […]

WAGNER, HALLAM AMONG OFFICIALS URGING VOTERS TO “BRING IT!” TO ENSURE VOTES ARE COUNTED

October 27, 2020
Voters with Mail Ballot Packages Must Submit Them In Full Before Election Day or Cancel at Polling Locations A group of local elected officials and community leaders convened by Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and Allegheny County Councilwoman Bethany Hallam has issued an informational video urging County voters to “Bring It!,” referring to any mail-in […]

AUDIT FINDS TAXPAYERS PICKING UP TAB FOR LAW FIRMS’ COURT TRANSCRIPTS

October 21, 2020
Since a 2017 change in state regulations, Allegheny County has directly paid Court Reporters to prepare transcripts of court proceedings requested by outside parties, generally law firms. Previously, Court Reporters were paid directly by requestors for preparation of transcripts. Allegheny County has generally employed about 35 full-time and two part-time Court Reporters. Court Reporters’ salaries, […]