Garbage Levy Trashed

May 14, 2011 at 7:14 PM Leave a comment

Passing on a report from the Wall Street Journal, the Chronicle of Philanthropy says the New York City Council “expressed strong opposition Thursday to a proposal by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration to charge charities and religious groups a fee for garbage collection.”

The city claims the levy could raise over 17 million dollars a year in revenue, but that burden would fall on “houses of worship hard-hit by the recession,” claim council members.

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