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File #: 2019-1345    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 2/1/2019 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 2/5/2019 Final action: 2/19/2019
Enactment date: 2/19/2019 Enactment #: 7
Effective date: 2/22/2019    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code at Title Two: Fiscal, Article IX: Property Taxes, Chapter 267: Exemptions for Industrial and Commercial Improvements, Section 267.03: Exemption Schedule, Subsection (e) to include applications filed during the period of June 30, 2017 until legislation establishing a new program has been adopted or the program is terminated.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 02 - FISCAL
Attachments: 1. Summary 2019-1345.docx
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Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code at Title Two: Fiscal, Article IX: Property Taxes, Chapter 267: Exemptions for Industrial and Commercial Improvements, Section 267.03: Exemption Schedule, Subsection (e) to include applications filed during the period of June 30, 2017 until legislation establishing a new program has been adopted or the program is terminated.

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WHEREAS, per Ordinance 12 of 2012, City Council changed the filing deadline for the-then new Local Economic Stimulus Program ("LES") to extend it to June 30, 2017; and

WHEREAS, the most recent amendment to Chapter 267(c) Exemption Schedule, per 22 of 2018, indicated an intent in the recital clauses to extend various dates for application to the LERTA Program, including the LES, but did not include a formal parallel extension of the LES in the ordinance itself, unintentionally leaving an eligibility gap; and

WHEREAS, it was and remains the intent of City Council to also extend the LES until a new program is created or the program is terminated; and

WHEREAS, it is the intent of this legislation to document and ensure that this extension of the LES applies retroactively from June 30, 2017, such that all prior applicants since that date do not need to reapply for abatements due to this oversight.

The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. Pittsburgh City Code Section 267.03(e) is hereby amended as follows:
? 267.03 - EXEMPTION SCHEDULE.
Any person making improvements to deteriorated property or constructing or improving industrial, commercial or other business structures in deteriorated areas and/or in deteriorated underutilized transition areas may apply for and receive a tax exemption upon the improvements or construction as provided in the following schedule:
(a) With respect to improvements to deteriorated property or construction or improvements of industrial, commercial or other business structures in deteriorated areas,...

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