House Bill 2431
PSATS Leading Fight Against Legislation that
Would Eliminate Townships, Cities, and Boroughs
The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, which represents the commonwealth’s 1,455 townships of the second class and more than 10,000 local officials, strongly opposes House Bill 2431, which was introduced last week and would radically change the way Pennsylvanians are governed.
The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Thomas Caltagirone of Berks County, calls for a constitutional amendment to establish Pennsylvania’s 67 counties as the basic level of government. Under the plan, which would eliminate townships, cities, and boroughs, the counties would oversee all municipal operations, including roads, land use and zoning, sanitation, health and safety, and law enforcement.
PSATS members, who held their annual statewide educational conference last week in Hershey, were alerted April 19 during the opening general session about this latest attack on local government.