Posted by: wcdem2 | July 30, 2015

House Bill 809 would further cut local control

By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times of Chester County, July 28, 2015

Bill would let state make housing, zoning choices instead of local communities

Along with about 50 other people, I attended a hearing at West Chester Borough Hall on July 20 about House Bill 809 proposed to the PA House of Representatives.

On the positive side, we have a democratic process that allows citizens to find out what our legislators are doing and to hear differing views in a public forum.

On the negative side, the bill is a total disaster, as was made clear by speakers from West Chester, Lower Merion, Millersville, and State College. (Four realtors and landlords spoke for the bill, however.)…

read more at The Times of Chester County

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  1. Video of Hearing in Borough Hall on 809:

    http://www.pahousegop.com/60.aspx

    Bill Scott William J. Scott, Jr. 405 North Franklin Street West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380-2418 610 436 4644

  2. Who is pushing this bill? Please don’t tell me Andy is sponsoring it.

    Mark

    No, not Andy, not at all! It hasn’t even reached the PA Senate, and we hope it never will. The chief sponsor of the House bill is one Susan Helm, R-104, who just as it happens is a real estate dealer. For an account of her involvement, with further links and how to let her know you disagree with her bill, see “Pa state rep Sue Helm wants to take away your rights” at http://chestercountyramblings.com/2015/07/27/pa-state-rep-sue-helm-wants-to-take-away-your-rights/.

    From: West Chester Borough Democrats <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: West Chester Borough Democrats <comment+l_goff8sriz7dhg9q_q1i0@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 6:00 PM To: Mark Rimple <mrimple@wcupa.edu> Subject: [New post] House Bill 809 would further cut local control

    wcdem2 posted: “By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times of Chester County, July 28, 2015 Bill would let state make housing, zoning choices instead of local communities Along with about 50 other people, I attended a hearing at West Chester Borough Hall on July 20 a”


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