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Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances title page
Title page of the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances

The Government of Pittsburgh is composed of the Mayor, the City Council, and various boards and commissions. Most of these offices are housed within the Pittsburgh City-County Building. The Government of Pittsburgh receives its authority from the Pennsylvania General Assembly pursuant to Part III of Title 53 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, relating to Cities of the Second Class.

City Council

The Pittsburgh City Council is a nine-member city council. City council members are chosen by plurality elections in each of nine districts.

Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority

Pittsburgh finances are subject to the Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, the city's state-appointed financial oversight body.


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