CHCA Gears Up for More AVI Discussions

The Chestnut Hill Community Association discussed plans to get community reaction on the city’s Actual Value Initiative.

Instead of an officer report, Chestnut Hill Community Association President Brien Tilley used time during Thursday’s Board of Directors meeting to discuss how the association could get an early start on planning for the reemergence of the Actual Value Initiative next year.

The initiative would likely see property taxes raised to about

While Philadelphia City Council has deferred the contentious matter for a year, Tilley said the CHCA should not wait 11 months to start discussing the matter again.

“We’re a board; we represent the community. We have a year to hear from our community, reach out to our community and be heard at the city level,” Tilley said.

He asked for board members to give feedback on the initiative, talk to their neighbors and other community members and hear the concerns.

Tilley added that the association is planning on having some guest speakers on the issue for the next Directors meeting, although “nothing is set in stone.”


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