Category Archives: Harrisburg / South Central

The Single Biggest Problem With the Harrisburg Draft Zoning Plan

There is a lot to like about the city of Harrisburg’s new draft zoning plan. Raised height limits, lowered parking requirements, ease of administration, and the expansion of the downtown. There is one problem though which overshadows all of the rest -The … More after the jump

Posted in Economic Development, Harrisburg / South Central, Land Use, Transportation

Harrisburg’s Draft Zoning Plan’s Best Changes

There is a renewed push in city hall to pass a significant zoning code overhaul and I am really happy to hear it. The current code, after being amended 31 times between it’s adoption in 1950 and now, was explained to be, by city planner Geoffrey Knight, appearing … More after the jump

Posted in Economic Development, Economy, Harrisburg / South Central, Land Use, Miscellany

Takeaways From the Harrisburg Area’s New Transportation Spending Plan

The Harrisburg Area Transportation Study Coordinating Committee’s list of approved projects were released last week. Major projects on the 2015-2018 TIP include, but are not limited to: • $146.5 million in roadway projects, including signal improvements, resurfacing and safety improvements  • $120.7 … More after the jump

Posted in Harrisburg / South Central, Transportation

This is Why Property Taxes Are Going Up in Camp Hill

In Camp Hill, property taxes may go up.  The district’s roughly $19.8 million proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year, which was reviewed by the school board on Monday, is about 10 percent greater than this year’s budget and contains a gap … More after the jump

Posted in Economic Development, Education, Environment, Harrisburg / South Central, Land Use, Transportation

An Election Reflection for Political Professionals

As some of you know, I had my first victory as a campaign manager on Tuesday. Through the efforts of countless volunteers, Tim Scott became Carlisle’s first Democratic mayor since 1978 and the borough’s first African American mayor. I am … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Harrisburg / South Central, Munipocalypse 2013

Sean Shultz Announces Run for Carlisle Borough Council

Former borough council president, Sean Shultz, today announced his campaign for Carlisle Borough Council.  He said he and his wife were on the fence about his run until they attended a fire company banquet where a retiring fire company chief … More after the jump

Posted in Harrisburg / South Central

Brad Koplinski Announces Lieutenant Governor Bid

Tomorrow at noon, Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski will announce his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. Koplinski is the first Democrat to announce his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. Koplinski was expected by many to run for Mayor of Harrisburg against Linda … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Harrisburg / South Central Tagged

Great Scott! Carlisle Councilman Tim Scott Announces Mayoral Bid

Almost a year ago today, the 26-year Mayor of Carlisle, Kirk Wilson, decided to leave office and become a television reporter, leaving Carlisle Borough Council in charge of naming a replacement for the remaining two years of his term. Wilson … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Harrisburg / South Central

Yahoo News Puts PA Politician on List of Nation’s “Biggest Election Photo Gaffes”

In a pre-election roundup, Yahoo News compiled a list of the “biggest election photo gaffes,” citing photos of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and a Representative in the Pennsylvania State House. And which General Assembly member … More after the jump

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Email Catches Rep. Kauffman in Bold-Faced Lie

Representative Rob Kauffman’s textbook campaign meltdown continues to add chapters.  A recently published email appears to have exposed Kauffman (R-Chambersburg) in the middle of a not-so-intricate lie. A well-established debate-dodger, Kauffman was noticeably absent from a recent candidates forum hosted … More after the jump

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