The Coalition for Sustainable Communities is a growing coalition of chambers of commerce, local government associations and other like-minded organizations that are committed to helping Pennsylvania's rural, suburban and urban communities address growing economic and financial challenges. We understand that thriving communities are essential for a prosperous state and a healthy business environment.
The Coalition for Sustainable Communities is building on past successes and working with municipal officials and stakeholders to set new priorities for 2012 and beyond. We aim to provide municipalities with the tools necessary to address the challenges of the 21st Century by reforming municipal pension laws and binding arbitration laws (Act 111).
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Municipal Fiscal Health In Danger
In 2013, the Coalition for Sustainable Communities (CSC) will continue to build off the successful passage of SB 1321 – now Act 133 – which was passed in 2012.
In 2012, the Coalition for Sustainable Communities (CSC) helped pass SB1321 – Act 133 – which put back a well-established provision of Act 47 that requires arbitrators to consider a municipality’s fiscal condition when crafting an arbitration agreement between municipalities and their employees.
Now it's time to build off this progress by addressing two primary issues that are at the core of municipal distress.