Bowman, soon to exit York County Council, spells out wish list

Posted November 20, 2012 1:19 am | Filed under Local News

Andrew Kiel |
With just a little over a month to go in his term, outgoing York County Councilman David Bowman Monday laid out a series of goals that he would like to see come to fruition in the coming months.

Bowman, a first-term councilman, has been a vocal critic of the council’s inaction, most notably voicing his concerns with council, “kicking the can down the road,” with an animal control ordinance earlier this year.

That ordinance floated in and out of the council’s agenda and Public Safety committee for the better part of a year.

Bowman says that with something like the business license, it’s about addressing issues like businesses selling alcohol to minors — something Bowman says that Sheriff Bruce Bryant says needs to be addressed.

Bowman also said he’d like to see a county-wide penny sales tax referendum sent to York County voters to fund road repairs, much like the Pennies for Progress program, now in its third iteration.

He says road improvements are a consistent concern he’s hearing from voters.

Bowman says that now is the right time also tackle cutting the county’s 2% hospitality tax down to 1.5%.

Bowman’s full remarks: