Clairton Mayor Rich Lattanzi can recall a time when the city’s credit was so poor, they couldn’t purchase Easter candy. Lattanzi said the story is a good example of how far the town has come from its nearly 30 years in Act 47 financial distressed status.
Friday, he announced the community had received $3.3 million in state tax credits and corporate grants.
“There were times when the cupboards were bare,” Lattanzi said. “And the city of Clairton just kept clawing and clawing.”