Wettick Watch - tick tock
If you really want to try and understand the assessment mess here in Allegheny County. You really have to start with another one of the reports that was only done in the past. You just don't see anything as thorough as this anymore. See what is known as the Jaffur's Report from the 1970's (warning, large file). I got that directly from Mr. Jaffurs almost a decade ago since it has otherwise been forgotten about. I had occasionally tried to get reporters to give him a call on assessment topics, but to little avail. Unfortunately he passed away last fall I just realized. One could argue he was more important to the history of property assessments in the county than even Larry Dunn was at spurring change. But it is a long story to connect those dots. Whenever I get around to writing that paper on the history of assessments in Allegheny County.. not soon.