City of Pittsburgh Council District 4
Billboard Tax FACTS
Who has the special privilege of paying less than $40 a year on their property taxes?
b) Senior citizens
c) Disabled veterans
d) The multi-million dollar billboard industry
If you answered “D,” you are correct!
Given today’s hard economic times, it is vital that we close tax privilege loopholes that let corporations off the hook. We all have the responsibility to protect our neighborhoods from crime and neglect. That’s why Council President Darlene Harris and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak are fighting to make sure that everyone pay their fair share and that Pittsburghers get the services we deserve.
The Councilwomen have introduced legislation to hold multi-million dollar billboard companies accountable for the city services that enable their profits. This much needed revenue will pay for City of Pittsburgh police cars, which need to be replaced regularly at a cost of $2-3 million per year.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
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