On Wednesday, January 30, the city council of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will hold hearings to consider a two-rate property tax (land value taxation).
If you care about Philadelphia and would like to state your opinions to the members of the council, the time to do that is NOW.
You can send - automatically and free of charge - letters to the members of Philadelphia's City Council. Ed Goppelt has provided a special place at his amazing "Hallwatch" web site where you can do this. The site to write letters is http://www.hallwatch.org/faxbank/landtax/writeletter for letters on land value taxation and http://www.hallwatch.org/faxbank/toomuchtax/writeletter for letters on taxes in general.
It is not necessary that you live in Philadelphia. All that is required is that you care about Philadelphia and want the city to prosper.
If you are near Philadelphia, please consider coming to the city to show your support for land value taxation. City Council hearings will begin Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., Room 400 at City Hall. To sign up for testimony call 215-686-7389.
It would also be great if you simply showed up, perhaps with signs, to get the attention of journalists as well as the politicians. For more information, and for up-to-the-minute ideas on how you can help, contact Joshua Vincent at the Henry George Foundation, 215-988-9998. For more background on the proposed land value tax for Philadelphia, see http://www.progress.org/cg/phila02.htm
Please take action right away.
And stay tuned for the regular Georgist News, which you should receive in about four days.