Press Releases

Press Releases

MEDIA CONTACT 

Lou Takacs, Communications Director

Phone :412-350-4157

Mail to : Louis.Takacs@AlleghenyCounty

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 […]