Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which has missed $6 million in debt payments since Jan. 1, should consider seeking Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, City Controller Dan Miller told a three-hour special committee hearing…
…Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, the sixth-most populous U.S. state, has guaranteed payments on $282 million in bonds on the incinerator, run by the Harrisburg Authority. The payments on the bonds and on a working-capital loan this year add up to four times the amount the city collects in property taxes each year, budget documents show.
“It’s not good,” Miller said at the start of the hearing before a silent audience of about 20 that included city officials and union members.
Hasn’t been a Republican mayor of Harrisburg since 1968 – and he was the only GOPer since 1902. 108 years, 104 governed by Demcorats. This is your baby, liberals – we had nothing to do with it.
Some other cities in trouble: Detroit, last had a GOP mayor in 1962. San Francisco, last had a GOP mayor in 1964. Chicago, last had a GOP mayor in 1931. Atlanta, last had a GOP mayor in 1901. Boston, last had a GOP mayor in 1930. Salt Lake City, last had a GOP mayor in 1975.
Some cities not having so much trouble: San Diego, currently has a GOP mayor. Anaheim, currently has a GOP mayor. Miami, currently has a GOP mayor. Tulsa, currently has a GOP mayor.
Seeing a trend here?