Harrisburg City Council held a meeting tonight where they discussed the city’s debt plan, known as the “Harrisburg Strong Plan.”
They went over parts of the plan including the increased earned income tax, the addition of 88 parking meters , and the increase in parking meter costs.
The increase in the cost for meter parking could go from a dollar fifty an hour to three dollars an hour; and the earned income tax would remain at the raised two percent through 2016.
Tonight some city council members expressed their concerns with the plan.
“I’m upset. I’m really upset. I’m not in line with the strong plan because I don’t think everyone has thought this plan out. In some instances I looked at this plan today and it looks exactly like the same two plans we had before… it’s just rewritten,” said City Council President Wanda Williams.
The hearings will continue over the next two weeks before the plan goes before a commonwealth court judge.