Voters endorse measure to allow tax hike for upkeep, improvement of city parks

Matt McKinney | Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Voters endorsed a ballot measure Tuesday sanctioning a tax hike to pay for the upkeep and enhancement of city parks — a loss for critics who argued the move would give an unelected board sway over public dollars.

The measure, which asked voters to agree to boost property taxes starting in 2020 by 0.5 mill, received the backing of more than half of voters. The proposed increase amounted to about $50 on every $100,000 of assessed real estate value.

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