Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (
The PICA Board, Philadelphia's fiscal watchdog, sent a letter to Mayor Nutter today to question the property tax assumptions made in his 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.
- Do you think the PICA letter will have any effect?
- If it does, how will the city plug its deficit?
- If taxes are increased, will they be spent properly?
- If due taxes and fees are collected, would it have offset any proposed increase?