Voter Approval of Taxes Still Out of Reach

Should voters in the City of Pittsburgh have the right to approve or reject property tax increases?  A majority of City Council does not think so, and have effectively killed a measure that would have put a question on the ballot asking voters if the City’s Home Rule Charter should be amended to require a referendum for tax increases. A petition containing the requisite number of signatures could override the Council’s decision and place the measure before voters.

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