Apr. 13, 2012 9:00 am

‘City leaders still tinkering at the edges’ of tax reform [Links]

DN Editorial: STILL TINKERING: Despite 2 commission reports on taxes, no coherent policy [Philly.com] “The clear message was that comprehensive and strategic revision of the entire tax structure should win out over piecemeal tax amendments. So, why are city leaders still tinkering at the edges?” Growth spurt: City’s population rising, census shows  [Daily News] “Philadelphia has […]

  • DN Editorial: STILL TINKERING: Despite 2 commission reports on taxes, no coherent policy [Philly.com] “The clear message was that comprehensive and strategic revision of the entire tax structure should win out over piecemeal tax amendments. So, why are city leaders still tinkering at the edges?”
  • Growth spurt: City’s population rising, census shows  [Daily News] “Philadelphia has continued to grow since the 2010 census count, according to new data being released Thursday. The Census Bureau estimates that the city’s population on July 1 was 1,536,471, an increase of 10,465 or a 0.7 percent jump from the official census count taken two years ago. The new estimates show that the city’s growth spurt from April 2010 to July 2011 was mainly due to an increase in births.”
  • Tech Life: Connect Philly’s aim is to do just that [Inquirer] “How hard is it to find a public-access computer in Philadelphia, or a place that offers free computer training, or WiFi access for the disabled? A lot easier than before, thanks to the launch of a new service, Connect Philly, that identifies more than 200 such sites throughout the city.”
  • Tackling quality of life issues in Philadelphia [Newsworks] “Holly Otterbein and Juliana Reyes discuss vacant properties, stray animals, litter and other issues that are bothering citizens. They also talk about what folks can do when the city refuses to address neighborhood problems — and how apps might make a difference in those circumstances.”

 

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Yael Borofsky was the lead reporter for Technically Philly from from December 2011 to June 2012 before leaving to pursue an urban studies graduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously she was an editor with the Breakthrough Journal in San Francisco. She loves hockey and coffee.

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