It's Our Money Archive: March, 2012

People's Board: We're worried about property tax reform

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WE the people began talking about property taxes by taking an anonymous survey of our board. Each member who owns property wrote down the market... Read more

Like your street? Here's a way to own it.

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A FEW MONTHS ago we told you the strange story of some Fishtown folks who had fenced off the sidewalk adjacent to their property, essentially... Read more

The Monday podcast: How much taxpayer money does Council spend on itself?

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This week, City Council will begin holding hearings about specific aspects of the city budget. Over the next few months, every single thing... Read more

Council begins budget hearings without all the details

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On March 15, when scores of residents testified at Council’s first hearing on Mayor Nutter’s budget, something was missing. Citizens... Read more

Council's Bigfoot budget

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This is the sixth of the "Philadelphian Horror Story" series, in which we tell you about the monsters lurking in the city's budget. City Council’s... Read more

Safety-net fix? City should work with others

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ONE thing emerged yesterday from City Council's hearings on the impact of state cuts to the homeless, mental health and other human services:... Read more

When getting off your SEPTA train involves a small leap

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If you're riding SEPTA's Regional Rail, here's hoping you're light and limber - and prepared to make a small leap to the platform at your stop... Read more

Should nonprofits pay something for city services?

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Should tax-exempt nonprofits pay something for city services? Or do nonprofits provide benefits to the community that outweigh their use of... Read more