Sunday, April 01, 2007

Onorato To Challenge Property Tax Ruling - Onorato To Challenge Property Tax Ruling Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato says he'll go to court to overturn a ruling that will allow county property owners to appeal their assessments based on sale price.
Chief Executive, Dan Onorato, has a history of making threats and then blinking at the last minute. Then he tells the lawyers to pull back as it becomes clear, right before the judge enters the room, that he'll loose. Onorato's efforts spend the money. He pays all the lawyers, and doesn't get the outcome he desires. Well, he does get one desired outcome: A pay day for his cronie lawyers.

But, that isn't what I'm looking to do.

Dan's bluffing. Dan's without a solution.

When the judges are called into the mix, nobody wins. Dan is not going to win. The taxpayers are not going to win.

We need more creativity and less legal attacks. We need better solutions and less posturing.

The bleak picture for property owners is being painted by the hands of Mr. Onorato himself. He is not able to lead the county out of this downward spiral.

The ones that make the mess are generally the ones that are least capable of fixing the mess.

Dan made the mess. Dan can't clean it up.

Which brings us to the next postings, below. Humpty was an egg. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty was a big man and all. But the bigger they are the harder they fall.

All the king's horses and all the king's men could NOT put Humpty together again.

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