Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Municipal Ordinances
Related to Student Housing
HARRISBURG - The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee will hold a
public hearing to discuss municipal ordinances related to student housing,
according to committee Chairman, State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).
The hearing will take place at 9AM on Thursday, October 4, 2012, in the
Senate Majority Caucus Room, 156 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg,
"Pennsylvania's colleges and universities are a significant asset to our
communities, yet they present a unique set of planning and community development
challenges," said Yaw. "Municipal ordinances limiting student housing are
becoming more and more common."
Among those invited to testify at the hearing are the Pennsylvania
Residential Owners Association (PROA), West Chester Apartment Housing
Association, Apartment Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania Inc.,
Pennsylvania State Association of Borough's (PSAB), Apartment Association of
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Municipal League and the City of Reading.
Because of time constraints, there will not be an opportunity for a public
comment period. However, written testimony will be accepted by the committee.
The public can also submit comments at
www.senatorgeneyaw.com following the hearing.