Monday, November 02, 2015
Allentown Budget Due Today
I learned and reported about the tax hike last week. Council member Julio Guridy confirmed that there will be one, but was unsure just how high it would be.
The reason this tax hike is being kept under wraps is because it might hurt incumbents Jeff Glazier and Mary Ellen Koval, both of whom are running for re-election to City Council and Controller.
Last week's Budget and Finance Committee was suddenly canceled by Chairman Glazier. He never returned my call asking why, and asking about the tax hike.
My fear is that the citizens of Allentown will get the word on Wednesday, the day after the election, after it's too late for some of them to change their votes.