This past week, the Tredyffrin and Easttown School District held an informational meeting at Conestoga High School about the introduction of an earned income tax to supplement the school district budget. Earler this year Easttown had considered an earned income tax to close the gap in its budget but held off implementing when they saw the up roar this generated among home owners.
But is it inevetable that both the chool district and the two townships will introduce an earned income tax when so many townships around us already have them? Is the chool district just the beginning of the wedge to bring this into the townships? I was speaking with an homeower this week and they said they moved here because this township did not have an earned income tax.
Where is the balance between cost cutting and new taxes to meet demand for services? Radnor recently received a report that showed holding off on open sapce purchases could solve some of their budget problems that loom ahead. Will both Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships and the School District consider budget cuts over raising taxes?