Office of Mayor William Peduto
Equipment Leasing Authority (ELA)


The Equipment Leasing Authority (ELA) was incorporated in 1980 to serve as a financing mechanism enabling the City of Pittsburgh to make major equipment purchases, primarily vehicles. The ELA would issue bonds, buy the vehicles, hold title to those vehicles, and lease them to the City. The lease payments amortized the bonds. The last ELA bonds were retired in 1997. Since then the ELA has continued its role as the City's central player in Fleet aquisition, maintenance, repair, and replacement. The current ELA Board includes the City's Capital Budget Manager, the Mayor's Chief Operations Officer, City Council's Budget Director, one member of City Council, and one individual from Public Safety.  


Governing Documents

ELA Articles of Incorporation

ELA by laws

Municipal Authorities Act of 1945

Appointment Guidelines

  • 5 members
    • 3 appointed by Mayor of Pittsburgh
    • 2 appointed by City Council President
    • Generally from City Office of Management and Budget and/or Councilmembers themselves



  • Jennifer Presutti, Chair                                                                                                                                                                          Term Expires 4/17/2018
  • Guy Costa, Vice Chair                                                                                                                                                                          Term Expires 4/17/2017
  • Councilman Bruce Kraus, Assistant Treasurer                                                                                                                                      Term Expires 6/15/2016
  • William Urbanic, Treasurer                                                                                                                                                                     Term Expires 6/15/2016
  • Mike Huss, Secretary                                                                                                                                                                              Term Expires 6/15/2016

Residency Requirements

None beyond those for OMB or City Council




Held Quarterly, at 2 PM in Room 646 of the City-County Building

2016 Meeting Schedule: March 10, June 9, September 15, December 8

Contact Information

Jennifer Presutti, Chair, Equipment Leasing Authority

Phone: 412-255-2640, Fax: 412-255-4899




The Office of Mayor William Peduto
512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2626

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