PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 19, 2014) The board of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority unanimously approved the City’s 2015 budget today.
“I want to thank the ICA board for this vote, which proves ‘cooperation’ really is their middle name. Keeping our lines of communication open allowed us get past our differences and create a model for honest and transparent budgeting that will serve our residents well,” Mayor William Peduto said.
Under an agreement with the ICA there will be no rental registration fee on landlords next year. The City will still pursue approval of rental registration legislation with City Council early next year to assure greater accountability in all neighborhoods. The first year of registration will be on a one-year pilot basis funded by $1.62 million from the ICA. Plans are to make a rental registration program permanent in 2016.
“It has taken us many months of work with the Act 47 team, City Council, and the City’s budget and finance departments to come to this decision, but it was worth it. This is the final proof that our 2015 budget and five-year plan will solve Pittsburgh’s long-term financial challenges once and for all,” Mayor Peduto said.
Friday, December 19, 2014
City of Pittsburgh
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