PITTSBURGH â€“ This morning at a meeting with the Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council, Michael Lamb announced his candidacy for re-election to the office of Controller of the City of Pittsburgh.
â€śOver the past several years we have made many strides in getting the City financial house in order,â€ť said Michael Lamb. â€śDespite those successes, we still see increased spending, and waste of taxpayer dollars. I am running for re-election because I will continue to be an independent voice fighting to stop the waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars, and fighting for a more transparent City government.â€ť
As Controller, Michael Lamb has worked to make the City Controllerâ€™s Office more effective, and the City of Pittsburgh more efficient. Audits completed by the Controllerâ€™s office during Lambâ€™s tenure have exposed millions in the waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars, and have led to improvements by City departments and authorities in the way they interact with taxpayers. Lamb has advocated for efficiencies in the day to day operations in City government and better cash management practices in City departments.
Michael Lamb developed a plan to save the Cityâ€™s pension fund from state takeover, while also preventing taxpayers from potential skyrocketing parking costs. Lamb has also fought large corporations who have tried to duck taxes due to the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Michael Lamb received his Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law and is an attorney admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He holds a Masterâ€™s Degree from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, a Bachelorâ€™s Degree from Penn State University and is a graduate of the Local Government Academy.
Lamb is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh. He and his wife Jill reside in the neighborhood of Mount Washington.