Scranton City Council on Thursday tabled a revised recovery plan but set a public hearing on the proposal for next week and a vote for adoption for the following week.
Council President Janet Evans said efforts are under way to further revise the consensus recovery plan. It was reached July 27 by her and Mayor Chris Doherty after months of stalemate, but raised concerns from the city’s Act 47 recovery coordinator, Pennsylvania Economy League, that much of its revenue was speculative.
“There are adjustments being made to it, and it’s ongoing,” Mrs. Evans said. “I’m hoping that all changes are complete prior to the public hearing.”
At the Aug. 2 meeting, Mrs. Evans said the mayor/council consensus plan was a “take it-or-leave it” proposition for PEL. Asked after the meeting if she had backed away from that stance, Mrs. Evans said no.