Opposition group mounts charge in bid to defeat Lawrenceville tax
A group against a property tax that would pay for improvements along Butler Street and Penn Avenue in Lawrenceville said Thursday it has filed more than 200 opposition forms with the city.
Under the plan spearheaded by the Lawrenceville Corp. community development group, property owners in the neighborhood's business district — Butler between 34th and 57th streets and Penn between 40th and 45th streets — would pay $10 annually for each linear foot of frontage.
Opponents say the tax would penalize larger property owners and term improvements the tax would cover as minimal.
If 40 percent or more affected property owners oppose the tax, the measure will fail. The Realtors Association of Greater Pittsburgh said it filed opposition forms from more than 57 percent.
City Clerk Linda Johnson-Wasler said the opposition forms must still be certified.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Shell closing Franklin Park office next year
- Steelers’ Roethlisberger remains in concussion protocol
- Authorities recover rifle used to kill Westmoreland police officer
- Pitt’s Whitehead, Ollison grab ACC rookie of the year awards
- Downtown barbershop target of racial-slur graffiti
- Former Connellsville police officer wants sex-trade case dismissed
- Kane turns to former Maryland attorney general to lead porn email probe
- College notes: St. Vincent hosting baseball clinics
- Steps to reduce Sharpsburg blight start
- Police arrest two men accused in videotaped beating near Sharpsburg bar
- Irwin Park ball field improvements could move forward