Reporter's Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government

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HIGHLY USEFUL OVERALL

The Pennsylvania Legislator’s Municipal Deskbook. Harrisburg, PA, The Pennsylvania Local Government Commission. http://www.lgc.state.pa.us/index.shtml

Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government, 9th ed. 2007. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=366

Links to individual Pennsylvania local government sites from the Pennsylvania Local Government Commission: http://www.lgc.state.pa.us/links.shtml

 

FROM THE GOVERNOR’S CENTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES of the Department of Community and Economic Development, accessible through the newPA portal http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/index.aspx or individually as indicated:

Borough Council Handbook. 10th ed. June 2000. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=362

Borough Mayors Manual. 15th ed. June 2003. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=363

Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government, 9th ed. 2007. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=366

City Government in Pennsylvania Handbook. 2nd ed. January 2002. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=367

Fiscal Management Handbook. 9th ed. July 2003. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=386

Home Rule in Pennsylvania. 7th ed. March 2003. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=376

Manual for Municipal Secretaries. 5th ed. October 2004. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=323

Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania. 9th ed. August 2002. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=325

Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. 19th ed. September 2009. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=353

Planning Series No. 1: Local Land Use Controls in Pennsylvania. 4th ed. May 2001. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=344

Planning Series No. 2: The Planning Commission. 10th ed. July 2006. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=343

Planning Series No. 3: The Comprehensive Plan. 7th ed. August 2001. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=342

Planning Series No. 4: Zoning. 9th ed. May 2003. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=341

Planning Series No. 6: The Zoning Hearing Board. 10th ed. August 2001. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=339

Planning Series No. 7: Special Exceptions, Conditional Uses and Variances. 8th ed. August 2001. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=338

Planning Series No. 8: Subdivision and Land Development in Pennsylvania. 5th ed. June 2003. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=337

Planning Series No. 9: The Zoning Officer. 12th ed. May 2008. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=336

Solicitor’s Handbook. 3rd ed. April 2003. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=315

Tax Collector’s Manual. 17th ed. April 2007. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=314

Taxation Manual. 8th ed. October 2002. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=348

Township Commissioner’s Handbook. 3rd ed. November 2005. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=347

Township Supervisor’s Handbook. 11th ed. November 2005. http://www.newpa.com/get-local-gov-support/publications/download.aspx?id=346

 

PUBLICATIONS OF THE PA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Office of Press and Communications, available online through the PDE portal, http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/Quick_Links___Press_Directory/8784/ or individually as indicated:

The Taxpayer Relief Act: Special Session Act 1 of 2006. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/property_tax_relief/7452

Education Funding in Pennsylvania. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/education_budget/8699

School Construction and Facilities. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/school_construction_and_facilities/7457/general_information/509103

General Fund Budget. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/general_fund_budget/12777

Map of School Districts and Intermediate Units. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/data_and_statistics/7202/map_of_school_districts_and_intermediate_units/509785

School Finance Information. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/school_finance/7307

 

ON TAXES

Kelsey, Timothy. Pennsylvania Local Taxes: Tax Reform Information. Penn State Local Tax Reform Education Project. University Park, PA. Penn State Cooperative Extension Service. 2007. http://cax.aers.psu.edu/taxreform/

Which Taxes Do Pennsylvania’s Local Governments Use? Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. University Park, PA. Penn State University. 2000. http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/ua343.pdf

 

SPECIAL-INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS, MUNICIPAL

Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities. http://www.plcm.org/

Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association. http://www.municipalauthorities.org/

Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. http://www.boroughs.org/

Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors. http://www.psats.org/

 

SPECIAL-INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS

Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators. http://pasa-net.org/

Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials. http://www.pasbo.org/

Pennsylvania School Boards Association. http://www.psba.org/

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Written by pareporter

May 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm

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