Tell City Council: No Tax Cut for Parking Execs

Tell Council to support transit passes for low-income residents, not giveaways to parking executives

As part of budget negotiations currently underway, City Council is considering whether or not to give away $130 million of our federal stimulus money to parking garage owners by dramatically slashing the parking industry tax. 

At a time when Philadelphia is facing unprecedented challenges, the City should not send $130 million to parking lot tycoons and suburban motorists. $130 million is enough to fund a low-income fare program to provide half-price transit for every Philadelphian with an ACCESS card. Instead of giving away money to an industry that pollutes, congests and endangers our city, we should be advancing our region by easing the green mobility of our most vulnerable residents.

Send a message to Council to vote ‘NO’ to this regressive bill (#210442) at their meeting on Tuesday, June 8th.

Join 5th Square in asking City Council to:

  • Vote ‘NO’ to cutting the Philadelphia Parking Tax.
  • Work with SEPTA to fund and implement a low-income fare program

Cutting taxes for exploitative and destructive industries is not the way to increase well-paying jobs. Under this bill, there is NO BINDING GUARANTEE that worker wages and benefits will improve if the tax is reduced. At the same time, the passage of this bill would decimate SEPTA ridership, fuel traffic congestion, and undermine the City’s goals of combating climate change and decreasing vehicular violence.

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  • Kathryn Odonnell
    signed 2021-07-09 17:31:07 -0400
  • William Reed
    signed 2021-06-28 13:36:42 -0400
    Keep the parking tax !
  • Markus Wellner
    signed 2021-06-17 10:01:14 -0400
  • Heather Moqtaderi
    signed 2021-06-15 18:45:17 -0400
  • Quetta Blackman
    signed 2021-06-15 17:52:30 -0400
  • Lori Jardines
    signed 2021-06-15 17:22:59 -0400
    Abolish Councilmanic Prerogative.
  • janice jenkins
    signed 2021-06-15 17:15:42 -0400
  • AeLin Compton
    signed 2021-06-15 16:40:57 -0400
  • Sarah Barr
    signed 2021-06-15 15:00:39 -0400
  • Sharon Shneyer
    signed 2021-06-15 13:55:58 -0400
  • hedy cerwinka
    signed 2021-06-15 13:52:19 -0400
  • Roshelle Pfeifer
    signed 2021-06-15 13:51:56 -0400
  • Angelo Spagnolo
    signed 2021-06-15 13:49:45 -0400
  • candice vanderhorst
    signed 2021-06-15 13:48:31 -0400
  • Steve Westhoff
    signed 2021-06-15 13:28:08 -0400
  • Jeanette Lloyd
    @Jah_Netti tweeted link to this page. 2021-06-15 13:26:56 -0400
  • Jeanette Lloyd
    signed 2021-06-15 13:26:41 -0400
  • Michael Schill
    signed 2021-06-15 13:23:02 -0400
  • Kirin Kennedy
    signed 2021-06-15 13:12:27 -0400
  • Olivia Davis
    signed 2021-06-15 13:06:20 -0400
  • Jason Jensen
    signed 2021-06-15 12:48:48 -0400
  • Wendy Schlegel
    signed 2021-06-15 12:47:15 -0400
  • Simon Dicker
    signed 2021-06-14 15:34:26 -0400
    People who own garages or can afford to drive do not need a tax break – fund our public transport system.
  • Phoebe Bachman
    signed 2021-06-14 13:04:58 -0400
  • Nicholas Auman
    signed 2021-06-14 13:01:54 -0400
  • Greg Swenson
    signed 2021-06-14 11:53:54 -0400
  • Yoav Kallus
    signed 2021-06-14 10:28:15 -0400
  • Kathleen Duffy
    signed 2021-06-14 09:37:32 -0400
  • Amy McCaffrey
    signed 2021-06-14 08:00:39 -0400
  • Jerilynn McGovern
    signed 2021-06-14 07:57:17 -0400