siana law municipal water

Water Info Wars – Chester Water Authority v. PA Department of Community & Economic Development By Brigitte M. Meyer, Esquire

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently clarified the scope of the “deliberative process exception” to agencies’ obligation to disclose records pursuant to Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law. The case takes place in the context of the ongoing “water wars” in southern Chester and Delaware Counties. For 150 years, the Chester Water Authority has provided water to…

Robots on the Road by Brigitte M. Meyer, Esq.

The Robots are Coming! On November 1, 2020 the General Assembly brought Pennsylvania a step closer to a future of automated delivery robots. Act 106 of 2020 addresses “personal delivery devices” (“PDDs”)—Ground delivery devices that transport cargo or goods and are operated by a remote or autonomous driving system. 75 P.C.S. § 102. The Act…

Taking a Bite Out of Blight . . . with Act 61 of 2020 By Brigitte M. Meyer, J.D., Law Clerk & Michael G. Crotty, Esquire

Townships, boroughs and cities now have another tool in the fight against blight and for economic redevelopment. Act 61 of 2020, The Tax Exemption and Mixed-Use Incentive Program Act, was enacted on July 14, 2020, lowering barriers for localized economic development initiatives. Generally, it allows local taxing authorities to designate “deteriorated areas” within their communities,…