Monday, May 14, 2012

Chester's new tax proposal upsets Philadelphia Union

Posturing has already begun on the entertainment and parking tax increase proposed by the City of Chester. 
Councilman Nafis Nichols was quoted in the Chester Spirit saying that he has looked at what PPL earns from parking and they can afford to pay the proposed taxes.
Mayor John Linder has already given himself an out by saying that the taxes are not final. Or, that could mean that taxes could be even higher than proposed.
Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz says the new taxes would put them out of business over time and will not build a 25,000-square-foot office building and practice facility adjacent to PPL Park. (Hey, does that mean that the condo/townhome project is already dead?)
It’s going to come down to who has the bigger guns when it comes to negotiating business tax changes in Chester, city government or big business.
Who is your money on?
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  1. Mayor Linder should make a bet. If the Union end the season with a winning record, we'll push back tax increases for another -Chris R.

  2. Funny. How about if Mayor Linder and Nick Sakiewicz battle it out with penalty kicks?

  3. I feel this is a mistake, they are sending the wrong message to biz coming into the city???

    1. What is a mistake and what message is wrong?

  4. Business is business.... I just hope that this city gov't is keen on their business affairs. Councilman Nichols should have kept that quote to himself, not politically savvy at all. Linder gave a good open ended answer--enough to keep the ball rolling.