Chamber writes Open Letter to Council

In response to recent legislative activity surrounding the FY19 budget and recent amendments to a proposed 1% tax on construction across the city, the Chamber has released an open letter to Council that details our support for Mayor Kenney’s strategy to fund schools locally and continues opposes targeted industry taxes.

Read the full letter below:

Dear Philadelphia City Councilmembers,

As the FY19 Budget cycle is coming to a close, we are writing to clearly state our members’ priorities.

As a general matter, the Chamber supports increased funding for the School District of Philadelphia, affordable housing and the homestead exemption. The Chamber also supports continuing […]

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Chamber supports additional funding for City schools through increased property taxes

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