Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled today that Allegheny County must reassess its property values. County Executive Dan Onorato says it's because the rule violates the uniformity clause. In other words, a base year that is open ended is unconstitutional. Over the next few days, Onorato will develop a plan, and is optimistic that there are different options. He says that even if the county must reassess its properties, it does not necessarily need to be done in 2009 or even 2010. Onorato says having to reassess in Allegheny County is unfair, since all of the surrounding counties do not have to.