Mayor Bill Schirf comments on the passing of the ACT 47 Plan for the city of Altoona.
The plan put together by consultants Stevens & Lee isn’t a popular one but Councilman Mark Geis feels the city didn’t have many options.
The one vote cast against the plan came from Councilman Mike Haire who has said he doesn’t feel unions are going to accept the wage freezes that will be put in place.
Councilman Dave Butterbaugh holds out hope that the city will get out of the program in the near future.
For all the details concerning the recovering plan you can go to our website where you will find a link to ACT 47.
Next up in the process is a hearing scheduled for Friday when a Blair County judge will hear the city’s petition to exceed the state earned income tax cap for general purposes and to exceed the state's soft cap of 25 mills on property tax.