The Allegheny County Home Rule Charter and state law permit Allegheny County residents to pursue legislation tailored to causes they care about via the voter referendum process to qualify a question for an election ballot. Then, if a simple majority of voters vote YES during the election, the measure would pass.
A 0.25 millage rate increase would require a homeowner to pay an additional $25 annually on each $100,000 of assessed value. The average market value for a home in Allegheny County is approximately $137,000. For the average homeowner in Allegheny County, the increase would be less than $30 per year. A 0.25 millage rate increase would generate approximately $18 million annually in revenue. Average of $30 per year based on Homestead Exemption which reduces the taxable assessed value by $18,000. This does not take into consideration the Act 77 Senior Discount.