Sep 1, 2016
Taxing Allentown's Arena
A headline in Monday's Morning Call lamented that taxpayers spent $84K challenging the Arena Authority for more school taxes. Sy Traub, the Authority chairman, commented, They wasted our money and theirs. Very frustrating. Personally, I was frustrated that the school district decided against appealing the decision. I was further frustrated that the arena legislation was amended to codify the arena's position.
The legislation was not written on a mountain, and chiseled into a stone tablet to guide mankind forever more. It is imperative that such laws be tested, and submitted to reasonable scrutiny.