The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce has joined in the fight to seePennsylvania’s third class cities get the financial tools needed to stave off fiscal insolvency.
The chamber recently announced its support of the Sustainable Cities Alliance. Comprised of other chambers and organizations, the alliance is focused on solutions to address pension and binding arbitration costs as well as economic development issues for the commonwealth’s 53 third class cities.
Last year, a white paper was produced that outlined the philosophies and goals of the alliance’s Sustainable Cities Initiative. Last month, a group of local leaders with the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities renewed the call for legislative action as a growing number of cities are edging closer to the commonwealth’s Act 47 program.