Councilman DeFazio Calls for Closer Look at UPMC

The Post-Gazette’s investigation into UPMC’s vast tax-exempt empire struck a nerve with fed up Pittsburghers. In the weeks since the report was published, well over a thousand residents signed a petition to urge the Allegheny County Council to hold a public hearing to look into UPMC’s non-profit status and its role in our community.

Last night, councilman John DeFazio heard the message and offered a motion to hold a public hearing on UPMC’s tax-exempt properties. The council voted unanimously to hold the hearing on December 5th. Continue reading