AP Wire - Pittsburgh City Council overwhelmingly approves budget overwhelmingly approves budget
Monday, December 18, 2006
Pittsburgh City Council overwhelmingly approves underwhelming budget
It is nice that there won't be any new taxes. It is nice that the ticket tax for consumers attending events hosted by nonprofits is going to be less. The parking tax drop of 5-percent was due to the state legislature's mandate. That's more like a bad joke as savings won't be passed to the consumers. But, all in all -- the new budget is an underwhelming work from a city still on the brink. Additional fallout is expected from the Murphy Administration. Some bad news gottchas still loom large. No real salvation is in sight.