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File #: 12164-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 1/21/2022 In control: Committee on Government Reform
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action:
Title: An Ordinance amending the Administrative Code of Allegheny County, §5-801.06, entitled "Adoption of budgets," in order to prohibit the enactment of any annual operating budget resolution containing one or more line items authorizing salary increases totaling over 3% for any County office, bureau, division, or department.
Sponsors: Patrick Catena
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An Ordinance amending the Administrative Code of Allegheny County, §5-801.06, entitled "Adoption of budgets," in order to prohibit the enactment of any annual operating budget resolution containing one or more line items authorizing salary increases totaling over 3% for any County office, bureau, division, or department.

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WHEREAS, pursuant to the Home Rule Charter of Allegheny County, Article IV, §2(c), Allegheny County Council is specifically vested with the power and duty to "[a]dopt balanced annual operating and capital budgets as provided in Article VII"; and

WHEREAS, in 2019, salaries and pay for County personnel were planned to amount to $329,979,190, or just over 41% of the County's total planned expenditures of $802,896,368 (2019 Allegheny County Comprehensive Fiscal Plan, p. 6); and

WHEREAS, in 2020, salaries and pay for County personnel were planned to amount to $343,237,280, or just over 41.3% of the County's total planned expenditures of $830,421,505 (2020 Allegheny County Comprehensive Fiscal Plan, p.6); and

WHEREAS, in 2021, salaries and pay for County personnel were budgeted to amount to $344,245,645, or just over 41% of the County's total planned expenditures of $838,248,568 (2021 Allegheny County Comprehensive Fiscal Plan, p.6); and

WHEREAS, in 2022, salaries and pay for County personnel were budgeted to amount to $360,479,445, or just over 41.7% of the County's total planned expenditures of $863,068,525 (2022 Allegheny County Comprehensive Fiscal Plan, p.6); and

WHEREAS, from 2019 to 2022 alone, the County's expected salary and pay expenditures increased by over $30.5 million, although some of this increase was mandated pursuant to the terms of collective bargaining or other similar contractual agreements; and

WHEREAS, according to the 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Comprehensive Fiscal Plans, salaries were expected to be the largest category of County expenditures in each year; and

WHEREAS, it is the judgment of Council t...

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