Wyoming Valley West students sing at the Courthouse Christmas Tree lighting.
Councilman Harry Haas
I'm pleased to share that after two months of weekly meetings, council passed the 2019 budget with no tax increase. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !
Luzerne County councilman
Here are my priorities and action steps for this year:
1) Cut wasteful spending and continue to look for streams of revenue apart from property taxation. 84% of county revenues come from property tax, which is inherently unfair.
2) Host legislative round tables for our state and federal delegations to communicate county needs of funding local government, providing human services, and fostering community development.
3) Launch the Blighted Property Review Committee to assist municipalities in fighting blight.
4) Collaborate with other counties and provide leadership to fight the opioid crisis.