Press Releases

Press Releases

MEDIA CONTACT 

Lou Takacs, Communications Director

Phone :412-350-4157

Mail to : Louis.Takacs@AlleghenyCounty

CONTROLLER WAGNER APPLAUDS ADMINISTRATION FOR QUICK ACTION TO FIX APPEAL INFORMATION

December 4, 2012
Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner today applauded the County Office of Property Assessments for its quick action to repair reassessment appeal status information. In a letter to Michael J. Suley, manager of the Office of Property Assessments, Wagner said, “It is important that the information that we provide to property owners be accessible and understandable. […]

CONTROLLER WAGER REPORTS MILLION OF POTENTIAL PORT AUTHORITY REVENUE IN LATEST TAXPAYER ALERT

December 4, 2012
On the heels of the landmark agreement to save transit in Allegheny County, County Controller Chelsa Wagner released her report (.pdf download) detailing immediate action steps for growing the region’s largest transit system.  Controller Wagner’s “Taxpayer Alert” details how the Port Authority can generate million a year in additional revenue by getting up to speed […]

CONTROLLER WAGNER RELEASES ASSESSMENT REPORT; FINDS MINIMAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CONTRACTOR

December 4, 2012
Over the past four months, Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and the Controller’s Auditing Division have engaged in a detailed review of the most recent property reassessment in Allegheny County. The goals of Controller Wagner’s engagement were two-fold. First, the Controller wanted to evaluate whether or not the County’s reassessment contractor, Tyler Technologies, complied the […]

VOTER ID RULING ONLY TEMPORARY REPRIEVE FROM UNFUNDED MANDATE, CONTROLLER WAGNER SAYS

December 4, 2012
Statement of Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner on Commonwealth Court Voter ID ruling: “The decision to delay Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law is a victory for democracy and fair elections, albeit a temporary one. It is clear that this law could not have been implemented in the few short weeks before a high-turnout election without chaos […]

CONTROLLER WAGNER CALLS FOR LONG-TERM CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT IN LIGHT OF DISTURBING GARAGE AUDIT

December 4, 2012
Today, County Controller Chelsa Wagner issued her audit of the County-owned Fourth Avenue Garage Building’s closure, saying that the County's long-term failure to conduct necessary and routine maintenance of the building resulted in higher costs to taxpayers.  Additionally, she issued a two-fold warning to the County. First, Wagner said the County must focus its efforts […]