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Supreme Court Hear Standing Case

3800cityavCommonwealth Court Hears Taxpayer Standing March 5 (Updated March 6, 2007)

On March 5th, 2007 at 1:00 pm, a Panel of Commonwealth Court judges held hearings for two cases denying the standing of taxpayers and communty groups. The Common Pleas Court had based its decisions for the two cases on the interpretation of a stealth amendment (Act 193) attached to an unrelated bill in 2004. Act 193 of 2004 was an attempt by friends of the billboard industry to remove Philadelphia’s taxpayer standing, the historic right of citizens and community groups to appeal decisions of the Zoning Board.