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The Public Record endorses a land value tax to tackle City's budget crisis
The Philadelphia Public Record has run an excellent front-cover piece on the land value tax today entitled "We Need An LVT Fix." Be sure to pick up a copy at one of the many locations across the city. We'll post a link to the Web version when its available in the archive. From the article:
"The property tax has remained stable while other City taxes have seen reductions due to the poor business climate. How to increase that revenue source, without adding a heavy burden to [home]owners, is answered by the [land value tax]."
It's gaining significant momentum across the city as both officials and the public search for solutions to the city's challenges. Whether you're familiar with the land value tax or not, support it or are against it, we'd like to invite you to join us this Saturday for a workshop on how the tax would impact Philadelphia. We'll be utilizing official BRT property data used for the property tax, and presenting our analysis using cutting edge visualization tools to take views from the entire city down to every council district, neighborhood, and street.
Also, the Henry George Foundation will be attending the RootsCamp Philly sessions on January 31st, where we'll be discussing tax reform, economic development, and infrastructure reinvestment with activists and others interested in the challenges that confront us all. Hope to see you there!