Every other month, District 7 Councilman Patrick Dowd brings his Council to Go to Polish Hill. The next session is tomorrow, Wednesday evening, at 7:00 p.m. at the Polish Hill Civic Association office at 3060 Brereton Street. All residents are invited to stop by to hear what the City Council is working on and share your opinions and concerns on City and neighborhood issues.
Here’s an example of an issue that might interest residents of this neighborhood. Polish Hill has a high number of billboards in proportion to the size of the neighborhood. In the Post-Gazette today it was reported that the City Council is considering a tax on billboard revenues. Currently, billboard companies pay no taxes on the signs themselves and minimal real estate taxes on the plots holding the signs. The city budget office has demonstrated that billboard companies pay as little as $5.40 a year in city property taxes for parcels on which billboards sit.
If you want to provide feedback on the billboard tax issue, or other issues, we encourage you to attend Council to Go.