Thu, 25 October 2018
Harrisburg entered a brave new world this week when Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Municipal Financial Recovery Act (HB2557) into law, granting the city a one-way ticket out of Act 47 and financial distress. Lizzy and Larry answer all your burning questions about what comes next. They also break down the findings of a recent city-wide housing study, which predicts a shortfall of more than 200 rental units in Harrisburg over the next three years. Larry also offers an update on Harrisburg's first dog park, which is set to open next week.
Read more about the topics discussed in this episode at TheBurgNews.com:
Senate passes Harrisburg Act 47 bill, ending city’s financial distress and preserving taxes for five years
Harrisburg convinced lawmakers to let it leave Act 47. What’s next?
Housing Study: Harrisburg faces shortage of rental housing now, expected to get worse
Direct download: Burgcast_Oct_26_for_web.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT
Fri, 12 October 2018
This Friday, there’s a chill in the air and a new episode of TheBurg Podcast ready for your ears.
City government is lying in wait as an Act 47 bill lingers in the statehouse. This week, Lizzy and Larry talk about amendments to that bill, which would let Harrisburg exit Act 47 – but, as always, there’s a catch. They also discuss the recent appointment of a new city council member, as well as a report analyzing the Third Street corridor.
Fruit enthusiasts, stay tuned ‘til the end for an update on Lizzy’s hunt for Pawpaws.
Read more about the topics discussed in this week’s episode:
House committee passes bill that would let Harrisburg exit Act 47, retain current tax levels for 5 years
Legislative staffer appointed as newest member of Harrisburg City Council
ULI Report: Harrisburg’s 3rd Street corridor good, but could be great
TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Coolley, who wrote our theme music.
Direct download: burgcast_oct_12_for_web.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT