City and County controllers issue joint report arguing for PILOT program of tax-exempt properties

PITTSBURGH — City of Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb and Allegheny County Acting Controller Tracy Royston have made joint cause for the first time over a longstanding financial issue for the city and county.

That’s the subject of a new joint report on the prevalence of tax-exempt property in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and the substantial portion of it owned by some of the region’s dominant nonprofit institutions, including UPMC, Highmark, the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon.

The city and county controllers issued a new joint report on the subject today, one that seeks to bring new energy to the issue.

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