Allentown Should Legalize Skateboarding Downtown

Banning skateboarding in downtown Allentown is a seriously bad idea. Allentown should be embracing the Lehigh Valley’s national reputation as a skateboarding/BMX destination like Bethlehem is, not working at cross purposes with it. I would go hard in the opposite direction. What if the city oriented more public infrastructure around skateboarding? Or private infrastructure through [...]

What Should Allentown Do If Townships Kill the NIZ?

Go big: raise all city revenue from the land value tax. Scrap all other taxes and most other fees, and only tax land. Persuade the school district to do the same thing. Don’t have an earned income tax at all, on residents or commuters. Become a tax haven.