Please join me and your fellow citizens in the formation of a new taxpayer organization, DEBT WATCH HARRISBURG.

Our purpose: To demand that taxpayers be heard in those public, legal proceedings that will determine the future of our City. We need to make known that taxpayers’ rights and taxpayers’ interests need to be placed ahead of those who knowingly and irresponsibly facilitated this Debt Crisis, against those who authorized or participated in the creation of a municipal debt burden that now threatens to crush local taxpayers.

In the days to come, the State and the Courts will be deciding our future, so we need to be fully heard by them. Where possible, we need people to be held accountable. In doing these things, we must push to transform our local government to ensure that from now on, responsible and transparent use of public monies will be the practice and good government the new norm.

With these principals in mind, DEBT WATCH HARRISBURG’s purpose will be to:

  • Give independent voice to taxpayers by demanding we be heard in those legal and public proceedings that will determine the future of our City.
  • Have taxpayers’ rights & interests placed ahead of those who caused this Debt Crisis.
  • Seek accountability and the recapture of public monies that were recklessly paid in exorbitant fees for unworkable and irresponsible public projects.

Who is welcome as members? You are welcome to join us if you are a taxpayer who seeks these same goals and qualify as follows:

  • Be an individual and family who pay real estate taxes in Harrisburg.
  • Be an individual who pays Earned Income taxes to the City of Harrisburg.
  • Be required to pay Business Privilege/Mercantile Taxes to the City of Harrisburg.

Sorry, local elected or appointed public officials will be ineligible for membership.

Please join us. We will be a meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 North Third Street in Harrisburg, across from the Broad Street Market. If you wish to contact us, we can be reached at [email protected]

We need to do this together. We need to do this now. We need to be heard.

Yours most respectfully and sincerely,

Neil A. Grover, Esquire


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