Read the commentary in its entirety on philly.com. An excerpt is posted below:
“[G}iven the larger fiscal and policy environment in the commonwealth and in Washington, it is time to revisit the 100 percent, 10-year tax abatement in its current form as part of a broader conversation about equitable growth.
Elected officials must exercise our authority in crafting fair and equitable taxation and collection policies that are geared toward building and preserving communities, not destroying them. These policies must be grounded in records and data that are verified, accurate, and reliable.”
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Council President Darrell L. Clarke is serving his second term as the President of Philadelphia City Council. He represents Philadelphia’s 5th Council District. More information at phlcouncil.com/DarrellClarke