Dermody appoints new member to Pittsburgh's ICA board

Dermody appoints new member to Pittsburgh's ICA board

After Dr. Esther Barazzone announced last month that she would be leaving the board of the Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, a new member was announced Monday to fill her position on the city financial oversight board.
The appointment of Dr. John M. Wilds, which became effective July 1, 2017, was made by House Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Cheswick). The ICA board is made up of one appointment each by the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Minority Leader of the Senate, Speaker of the House, and Minority Leader of the House.
Monday, July 10, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County DA says charges not warranted against Pittsburgh ICA, former director

Allegheny County DA says charges not warranted against Pittsburgh ICA, former director

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that it will not pursue criminal charges against the agency overseeing Pittsburgh’s finances or its former executive director.  


In April 2016, the office of Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala initiated an investigation into the operation and expenditures of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA), and the duties of its former executive director Henry Sciortino, the ICA’s only employee.  

Thursday, June 15, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh ICA board gives final approval to city's budget

Pittsburgh ICA board gives final approval to city's budget

During the Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority’s (ICA) special public meeting Thursday evening, the board finally approved the the city’s $539 million operating budget.

In early October, the board voted to pass the proposed budget contingent upon the city securing the $10 million in gaming revenue it was owed from Rivers Casino after the state Supreme Court ruled the local share tax of casinos unconstitutional.

Friday, January 20, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

$10 million casino local share agreement approved by Pittsburgh City Council

Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval to the $10 million slated to be received to the City by Rivers Casino to replace casino revenues for the 2017 budget.


After the state Supreme Court in September invalidated the state law directing the same amount to Pittsburgh and other municipalities, Rivers Casino and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, along with other area officials, announced an official agreement had been made between the two entities for the city to receive the vital funds earlier this month.

Thursday, December 29, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ICA settles on agreement with former executive director

During a special pubic meeting of the Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA) on Wednesday evening, the Board voted on a settlement agreement with its former executive director Henry Sciortino. 

According to the agreed terms, the ICA will pay Sciortino  $48,000- the equivalent of four months salary. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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