Policy Brief

Auctions are the remedy for city property holdings

Summary: A recent performance audit by the City Controller’s office examined the sale of tax-delinquent and city-owned real property in Pittsburgh in recent years.  There could be major improvements to reduce the number of holdings. Buying land and buildings that … Continue reading


Local pay proposals: what would they mean?

Nearly three years ago we wrote about three Allegheny County ordinances that would raise the salary of the county executive, the per-meeting stipend amount for County Council members and the expense amount for council members as well.  Those increases are … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

Airport ‘stratgey’ & Hamlet’s reprimand

Whether or not it’s a new strategy to lure airlines to fly in and out of Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) remains to be seen. But it might help if the Allegheny County Airport Authority could get its story straight. The … Continue reading