Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today put on hold the City's efforts to offer one-on-one appeal assistance for City residents, following County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's announcement that the County has certified and mailed 2011 assessed values to all city and county residents, replacing the 2012 reassessments that are the basis for resident appeals. In addition, the county executive has cancelled all informal review hearings. The deadline for the informal reviews was to be January 13.
"I am encouraged by the announcement today and I have expressed to Judge Wettick that the City is adamantly opposed to using the reassessed property values in order to calculate residents' 2012 tax bills," Ravenstahl said. "I encourage residents to continue to pay close attention as this chaotic situation unfolds. If at any time it becomes necessary for us to assist residents in an appeal process, we will reactivate our plan."
The appeal assistance was to take place next week at city senior centers. The Mayor's 3-1-1 Response Line will no longer be operating extended hours in order to schedule residents with the assistance.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687