PICA Questions Nutter's Property Tax Estimates

The city's fiscal watchdog, the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, has issued a letter to Mayor Nutter, questioning the property tax assumptions in the budget.

As reported by the Inquirer, the current five-year plan doesn't sunset the two-year temporary tax increase enacted by Nutter and Council last year. Critics are calling it a backdoor tax hike, while the administration has framed this as simply a way to show an increase in property values.

You can read PICA's letter here.