Economic Development Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:35 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:49 PM

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson Tony Economou
Councilor Sarai Rivera
Councilor George J Russell

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Tony Economou Councilor Sarai Rivera Councilor George J Russell
Also:Timothy J. McGourthy, Exec. Director of the WRRB Stuart Loosemore, Chamber of Commerce Councilor Gary Rosen City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk

Tax Policy Communication


Mayor Joseph M. Petty transmitting "A Report of the Discussions of the Mayor’s Tax Policy Committee." relating to the following: 1) Worcester REIT, 2) Capitalizing on New Growth, 3) Affiliate Business Fee, 4) Marketing, 5) Residency Requirement, 6) Chapter 40B Housing Exchange, 7) Creating a Three-Penny Gas Tax, 8) Creating a Vehicle Rental Fee, 9) Community Preservation Act. # 9c CC December 20, 2016

In Committee May 23, 2017 - Held In Committee June 20, 2017 - Held


Mr. McGourthy gave a presentation of the WRRB repots Tax Classification: Passing the Buck$ and Tax Rates

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Chamber of Commerce and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau work together to provide a report to City Council as to how properties have been impacted in the town of Auburn since implementing the process of moving to a single tax rate over the last eleven (11) years.