Falbo projects fall behind in paying tax: "Falbo projects fall behind in paying taxThis is why some people don't want to have open and transparent government. I do. I helped to fight for the property records to be posted upon the county's web site, for all to see, even that of judges.
Key developer urging patience over $533,000 that he owes
By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
On First Avenue, there's a hole in the ground that represents Pittsburgh's dream of turning Downtown into a neighborhood.
Four miles away in Brighton Heights, there's a weedy lot that epitomizes the recurring nightmare of tax delinquency and neighborhood stagnation.
Both are the work of Ralph A. Falbo, 68, of Squirrel Hill, a determined developer and reluctant taxpayer. A builder of scores of subsidized homes for low-income families and the elderly, he has emerged as an important player in Downtown redevelopment, even while delaying or not paying $533,000 in city, school district and county property taxes, according to records.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Falbo projects fall behind in paying tax
Great reporting by Rich Lord, again.