The Pittsburgh Public Schools board Wednesday evening narrowly authorized a 3% real estate tax rate increase, providing a revenue boost that supporters saw as an important first step in turning around the district’s troubled financial… Read More »Pittsburgh Public Schools raises property tax 3%
Submitted by Renee Haynes-Johnson to WF, posted with permission. Haynes-Johnson was invited to and intended to share this statement verbally in a Pittsburgh City Council public hearing on December 4, 2021, but technical issues for… Read More »Wilkinsburg CDC does not represent Wilkinsburg: testimonial
I don’t support the annexation effort because it offers no benefit to the majority of Wilkinsburg residents and it’s a terribly divisive issue. We’re told that annexation would improve things for the Wilkinsburg business district and would lower real estate taxes. This doesn’t make a lick of sense.
When Pittsburgh City Council and Wilkinsburg Borough Council met on December 9, the outcome of the meeting was abundantly clear: there are too many open questions for this annexation effort to proceed. Yet, Wilkinsburg CDC… Read More »City Council says Not Yet, WCDC submits signatures anyway
More than 10% of Wilkinsburg registered voters could be disenfranchised if any annexation referendum ballot question is placed on any primary election ballot, including the May 2022 primary election. Any annexation referendum should be on… Read More »A Referendum on the 2022 Primary Ballot Could Disenfranchise 10% of Active Wilkinsburg Voters
Andrew Goldstein writes in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Power Hour co-host Miracle Jones asked the two mayors-elect their thoughts on Pittsburgh’s possible annexation of Wilkinsburg. Mr. Comans said he was skeptical of the idea. He said… Read More »Pittsburgh’s Gainey will “take his cues” from Wilkinsburg’s Comans on annexation
Click the image to be redirected to a handy web-based calculator that you can use to figure out how the annexation might impact YOUR taxes as a resident of Wilkinsburg having to pay taxes at… Read More »Calculate How Your Property and Income Taxes May Change
Wilkinsburg Council Rejects Efforts To Merge With City; Calls On Community Development Corporation To Cease And Desist.
Read the original article here Despite this, the WCDC continues to carry on as if that organization represents all the people of Wilkinsburg. The WCDC intends to meet with elected Pittsburgh City council members to… Read More »Wilkinsburg Council Rejects Efforts To Merge With City; Calls On Community Development Corporation To Cease And Desist.