Dear Friends -- Below are links to today's Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer and Saturday's Philadelphia Daily News articles on the lawsuit we filed Friday afternoon on behalf of 18 property owners from throughout the City. If the links don't work, copy and paste them into your browser.
As with any reporting, the articles reflect the views of the writers and cannot give a full picture, so I urge you to read the entire complaint when you get a chance. You can obtain copies of the 36-page Complaint and its exhibits by visiting www.FixPhillyTaxes.org and scrolling to the bottom of the webpage. If you have any trouble, email me and I can send the legal docs to you in pdf format.
You can help to keep the momentum going by forwarding this to your friends, colleagues, neighbors, neighborhood associations, civic groups, etc. and by clicking on the Inquirer article and writing a comment about the suit.
We have never claimed to have all the answers to the many tough policy questions that must be addressed in resolving the long-standing illegalities plaguing our beloved City's assessment system, BUT we have to got to talk about and face them in order to make progress. If nothing else, the lawsuit should help to kickstart and motivate these discussions.
Thanks for your support of this important reform effort.
Rev. Ken Metzner