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al TAUBENBERgER

Party: Republican
Position: City Council At-Large
Committees:
Chair: Aging
Vice-Chair: Global Opportunities and the Creative/Innovative Economy
Member: Ethics; Fiscal Stability and Intergovernmental Cooperation; Commerce and Economic Development; Disabled and Persons with Special Needs; Environment; Housing, Neighborhood Development, and the Homeless; Labor and Civil Service; Licenses and Inspections; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs; Public Health and Human Services; Public Safety; Rules; Streets and Services; Transportation and Public Utilities
In office since: 2016
Previous occupations: President of Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Next Election: 2019
Websites:
Official
Ballotpedia
Contact Information:
Philadelphia City Hall
Room 582
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: 215-686-3440
Tel 2: 215-686-3441
Fax: 215-686-1929

Economy and Taxes:

  • Introduced legislation to close loopholes in the real estate transfer tax to hold commercial developers to city tax obligations

  • Supports two-year moratorium on tax increases on property taxes

  • Supports reduction of wage tax

Education:

  • Supports increasing funding from the state

  • Wants to audit the city’s public school system

News and Other Information:

  • Opposed firing director of PPA, who was alleged to have been sexually harassing female colleagues

  • Fined by the Ethics Board for not disclosing a $5,000 loan from the chairman of the Philadelphia Republican Party

  • Urged Congress to reform immigration policy and avoid mass deportation, to repair the prescription drug pricing system, and to approve the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland