Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority

The Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (Pittsburgh ICA, also known as the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority for Cities of the Second Class), is a special administrative body that was created by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to oversee the finances of the City of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority
Agency overview
HeadquartersFour North Shore Center
106 Isabella Street
Suite 105
Pittsburgh, PA
Agency executive
  • Nicholas D. Varischetti, chair



The Pittsburgh ICA was created by the Pennsylvania General Assembly though the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Act for Cities of the Second Class or Act 11 of 2004 on February 12, 2004.[1]

The Pittsburgh ICA is charged with "providing for financing" in Pittsburgh.[1] It may only consider whether city budgets "are balanced, based upon prudent, reasonable and appropriate assumptions and if they comply with the city’s pending Act 47 recovery plan. Policy questions are outside its legal jurisdiction when approving or disapproving budgets."[2] The Pittsburgh ICA operates within the context of an "Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement" between it and the City of Pittsburgh.[3]

The Pittsburgh ICA has had difficulties with its financial records.[4]

See also



  1. ^ a b "An Act providing for intergovernmental cooperation in cities of the second class". Pennsylvania General Assembly. 2004.
  2. ^ "Pittsburgh submits more budget information to Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement by and between The Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority for Cities of the Second Class and The City of Pittsburgh" (PDF). www.pghica.org. Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. September 7, 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 27, 2011.
  4. ^ Nootbaar, Mark. "Process Of Rebuilding The ICA's Financial Records Slower Than Expected". Retrieved 21 July 2018.