Equipment Leasing Authority

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

  • Lisa Frank, Chair
    • Term Expires 3/31/2023
  • Chris Hornstein, Vice Chair
    • Term Expires 4/30/2027
  • Councilman Anthony Coghill, Assistant Treasurer
    • Term Expires 6/15/2026
  • R. Daniel Lavelle, Treasurer
    • Term Expires 6/15/2026
  • Lee Schmidt, Secretary
    • Term Expires 6/15/2026


  • 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. 

  • 2023 Meeting Schedule
    • March 23rd, 2023
    • June 22nd, 2023
    • September 21st, 2023
    • December 7th, 2023

Equipment Leasing Authority - 2022

Contact Information

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