Boards, Authorities & Commissions

Equipment Leasing Authority

The Equipment Leasing Authority (ELA) was incorporated in 1980 to serve as a financing mechanism enabling the City of Pittsburgh to make major equipment purchases, primarily vehicles. The ELA would issue bonds, buy the vehicles, hold title to those vehicles, and lease them to the City. The lease payments amortized the bonds.  Since its incorporation, the ELA has continued its role as the City's central player in Fleet acquisition, maintenance, repair, and replacement. 

Governing Documents


Five members

  • 3 appointed by Mayor of Pittsburgh
  • 2 appointed by City Council President
  • Generally from City Office of Management and Budget and/or Councilmembers themselves

  • Jennifer Presutti, Chair
    • Term Expires 3/31/2023
  • Kinsey Casey, Vice Chair
    • Term Expires 4/17/2022
  • Councilman Bruce Kraus, Assistant Treasurer
    • Term Expires 6/15/2021
  • William Urbanic, Treasurer
    • Term Expires 6/15/2021
  • Wendell Hissrich, Secretary
    • Term Expires 6/15/2021


  • Held Quarterly at 2 PM

  • Due to the COVID-19 protective guidelines set forth by the federal, state, and local governments, the Equipment Leasing Authority Board Meetings will be conducted remotely until further notice. 

  • 2021 Meeting Schedule
    • March 25, 2021
    • June 24, 2021
    • September 23, 2021
    • December 2, 2021


This notice will serve as an official announcement of the MEETING of the Board of Trustees of the CITY OF PITTSBURGH EQUIPMENT LEASING AUTHORITY BOARD to be held remotely due to safety concerns related to the Coronavirus. Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm Via conference call at the following number: Call-In Number: 1-412-851-3584 Meeting I.D.: 396744673# This meeting is open to the public to attend via telephone. 


Contact Information


Office of Management & Budget
Phone: 412-255-2640
Fax: 412-255-4899