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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Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – October 19, 2015

In case you missed it, here is the Podcast from our October 19, 2015 show.

Our hosts were Nello Giorgetti and Kim Hileman with guests, Kate Dewey, President of The Forbes Funds and Marijke Hecht, Director of Education for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

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If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Tonight on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a monthly KQV Radio Talk Show where hosts from our Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs Team and various guests discuss current topics impacting Harrisburg and D.C. and the business community.

Our Hosts for tonight’s show are Nello Giorgetti and Kim Hileman with guests, Kate Dewey, President of The Forbes Funds and Marijke Hecht, Director of Education for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

We hope you will listen tonight at 7:00 PM at 1410 AM, KQV.

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If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at MVezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.