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Voluntary Municipal Disincorporation: Creative Solutions for Counties of the Second Class

Lauer, Aaron (2017) Voluntary Municipal Disincorporation: Creative Solutions for Counties of the Second Class.

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Abstract

Voluntary Municipal Disincorporation: Creative Solutions for Counties of the Second Class examines the tool of disincorporation and its steps for implementation in Allegheny County.

Municipal governments are being asked to deal with more and increasingly complex challenges at a time when local revenue sources are stagnant or declining. As a result, municipalities are finding it more challenging to deliver basic services. What is needed is a new paradigm that brings greater resources, efficiencies, professional expertise, and government responsiveness to municipalities. One mechanism that would enable communities to meet these needs is disincorporation. Disincorporation is a process by which an incorporated municipality voluntary terminates and transfers its governance to the county in which it is located.

This report captures of the efforts of the Voluntary Municipal Disincorporation Task Force, led by former Allegheny County Executives Dan Onorato and Jim Roddey. The result of the task force’s effort is a clear and concise roadmap for municipal disincorporation. It is the consensus of the committee that, given the challenges facing Allegheny County municipalities, it makes sense to expand eligibility for disincorporation to allow more communities, beyond those in Act 47, access to this valuable tool.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
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Lauer, Aaronapl36@pitt.eduapl36
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Institute of Politics
Date: May 2017
Date Type: Publication
Refereed: No
Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 16:07
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 16:07
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/31981

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