Parkland Community Library tax decrease challenged
A decision to lower a library tax in Lehigh County has sparked a legal challenge.
On Tuesday, the Parkland School Board lowered a tax that funds the Parkland Community Library from point-3 mills, to point-1.
The library's lawyers argue that only voters can change the tax.. since the tax was established by a referendum in 1998.
They're now promising a legal fight.
But the district says it must adjust the tax to compensate for last year's county-wide property reassessment.
The district says tax revenue would triple without doing so.
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