For months, numerous players have tried to save the City of Harrisburg from financial ruin. The Novak Consulting Group prepared the first 400+ page report in June 2011; however, it was rejected by the Harrisburg City Council in July. The Council then rejected a plan drawn up by Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson in August. The following month in a 4-3 vote, the City Council chose to not reconsider the mayor’s revised plan.
In October, Governor Corbett declared Harrisburg to be in a state of fiscal emergency, and on November 3 DCED Secretary Alan Walker Released an Emergency Action Plan for the City. David Unkovic was officially appointed as the Receiver of Harrisburg on December 2, 2012. For the past two months, Mr. Unkovic met with various group – including the general public – to gather input as he penned his own financial recovery plan.
The plan was released on Monday, February 6. On March 1, the Commonwealth Court held a hearing on the plan and approved it approximately one week later on March 9.
Stay up to date with Harrisburg’s Act 47 process by visiting the Office of the Receiver’s website.
Act 47 Recovery Power Point notes (Novak Consulting Group)
Act 47 Testimony from David Black, 6/28/2011
Mayor’s Proposed Act 47 Recovery Plan, 8/2/2011
Mayor’s Final Act 47 Recovery Plan, 8/22/2011
Receiver’s Act 47 Plan, 2/6/2011