North Philadelphia NID bill stalls in Rules Committee

    After a meeting of the City Council Rules Committee yesterday, the bill to create a Neighborhood Improvement District in North Central Philadelphia remains stalled.

    Intoduced by Council President Darrell Clarke, the bill has support from the Temple Area Property Association, but still has many property owners worried the NID will be more beneficial for Temple University students renting in the neighborhood.
    PlanPhilly reports Clarke admits the bill is not ready given the confusion and distrust of some residents, but insists the NID can address many of the issues homeowners complain about.

    The bill would put an additional 7 percent property tax on non-owner-occupied residential properties in the neighborhood to provide more city services.

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