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Bill launched a comprehensive plan to bring Philadelphia city government into the digital age through a package of initiatives termed “Open Government Philadelphia.”

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Jun8

Today Councilman Bill Green released spreadsheets containing the latest assumptions about tax rates and likely potential relief measures.  His spreadsheets allow members of the public to estimate their potential tax bills and provide feedback to the administration and City Council.  The spreadsheets can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Jun8

A "homestead exemption" is one of the relief measures being discussed as part of the administration's proposed Actual Value Inititiative (AVI).  The amount of the exemption currently being considered is $30,000.  If your house is worth $100,000, this means you would pay taxes on $70,000 ($100,000-$30,000).  State legislation is needed for a homestead exemption.  There is pending legsilation in Harrisburg to allow City Council to implement such an exemption.

May21

PHILADELPHIA, PA – To lessen the pain felt by property owners due to aspects of Mayor Nutter’s proposed Actual Value Initiative (AVI), Councilman Bill Green has introduced amendments to the Administration’s proposal, which have the effect of shifting the tax burden away from homeowners and limiting the increase in actual tax rates.

Mar1

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Councilman At-Large Bill Green today introduced three bills as part of his comprehensive “Open Government Philadelphia” plan to deploy technology to create more responsive and nimble government, delivering better services more efficiently for all Philadelphians.

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Departmental hearings on the City Budget start(ed) today. Here's a few places to keep in mind during the process.


1) at our yorn.com site - yorn.com/phillybudget - you can submit questions and get answers - either from Bill and his staff or maybe have them asked in Session!

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"It is my pleasure to be here to strongly, strongly endorse the re-election of Councilman At Large Bill Green...I stand here before you to urge everyone in the City to certainly give Bill Green your full support. The City needs him - we all need him...  By voting for him, you are making your community a better place in which to live, to work and to raise your children." - City Council President Anna Verna