Press Releases

Press Releases

MEDIA CONTACT 

Lou Takacs, Communications Director

Phone :412-350-4157

Mail to : Louis.Takacs@AlleghenyCounty

O’CONNOR SESSIONS ON ASSESSMENTS CONTINUE THURSDAY IN EAST END, MONDAY IN NORTH HILLS

September 27, 2022
Allegheny County Controller Corey O’Connor will continue a series of information sessions on property owners’ rights in the County’s property assessment and appeals process in Pittsburgh’s East End on Thursday and in the North Hills Monday. O’Connor is partnering with Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), a coalition of local community-based organizations focused on housing fairness […]

O’CONNOR AUDIT WILL LOOK AT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED

September 22, 2022
Allegheny County Controller Corey O’Connor announced that his office will conduct an audit of programs operated by the County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) or its contractors to meet the needs of children with incarcerated parents. The audit will examine how these programs are funded and operated, how they identify children in need of services, […]

O’CONNOR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR INFO SESSIONS ON ASSESSMENTS, OWNERS’ RIGHTS

September 8, 2022
Allegheny County Controller Corey O’Connor announced dates and locations for a series of information sessions on property owners’ rights in the County’s property assessment and appeals process. O’Connor is partnering with Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), a coalition of local community-based organizations focused on housing fairness and equity, and the Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh […]

CONTROLLER COREY O’CONNOR ANNOUNCES PARTNERS IN INDUSTRY WORKING GROUP

August 31, 2022
Allegheny County Controller Corey O’Connor announced today that he will convene an Industry Best Practices Working Group to facilitate dialogue between organizations representing and developing the regional workforce and public and private sector employers. “We must work to ensure that investments, training efforts and resource allocation matches the needs of workers in our region. Even before […]

O’CONNOR’S FIRST AUDIT TO EXAMINE DEVELOPMENT SUBSIDIES

August 5, 2022
Allegheny County Controller Corey O’Connor announced today that his office will begin an audit of subsidy programs benefiting private development projects administered by the County’s Department of Economic Development (ACED). These include projects supported by the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Local Economic Development Revitalization Act (LERTA) programs. TIF diverts tax proceeds from the property […]

CONTROLLER COREY O’CONNOR WILL PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY GROUP, REALTORS FOR INFO SESSIONS ON PROPERTY OWNERS’ RIGHTS

July 28, 2022
Allegheny County Controller Corey O’Connor announced today that he will partner with Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), a coalition of local community-based organizations focused on housing fairness and equity, and the Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh to hold information sessions on property owners’ rights in the County’s property assessment and appeals process. The sessions are […]

CONTROLLER COREY O’CONNOR LAUNCHES GRANT PROGRAM TO CLEAR JUVENILE COURT RECORDS

July 21, 2022
Allegheny County Controller Corey O’Connor announced that a $50,000 grant received by the Controller’s office will be utilized to clear the records of former juvenile offenders who have satisfied all other conditions of the judgments against them. The Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender will develop guidelines for the program, including which offences are […]

INCREASED FLEXIBILITY FOR THOSE OWING FINES AND FEES WOULD BENEFIT COURT SYSTEM AND DEFENDANTS, ACTING CONTROLLER SAYS

June 22, 2022
Acting Allegheny County Controller Tracy Royston said a review showed that while the local court system takes proactive measures to avoid incarcerating individuals who are unable to pay fines and fees, judges should use discretion where it exists to assess defendants’ ability to pay, and that a bill proposed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives […]

WHILE FINANCES REMAIN STRONG, COUNTY MUST PREPARE FOR CHALLENGES ON HORIZON, CONTROLLER’S ANNUAL REPORT SAYS

June 2, 2022
(Pittsburgh) June 2, 2022   The Popular Annual Financial Report from the Allegheny County Controller’s office showed continuing strong economic indicators for the County, with a growing fund balance and major revenue streams rebounding from declines during the pandemic. But Acting Controller Tracy Royston warned in the report that the County must begin planning to address […]

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 […]