Friday’s news items [community involvement; engagement & more] – 10/12/2018

“Significantly higher than last year” | “$19K: What family health insurance costs for the average worker in central Pennsylvania” Lancaster Online


IN 2019 | Social Security goes up; inflation does too.Social Security Administration

Interesting that … | Lancaster City and Columbia borough oppose House Bill 2564 on the premise that municipalities would  lose control. The bill’s sponsor claims the bill would lead to “uniform, efficient and predictable regulation.”

Among of the goals of the Places 2040 project is exactly that: “Plan regionally and implement locally. Ensure that governments, organizations, and businesses throughout the community are working toward the same goals.” But then each little municipality (principality) would lose control. And for some, it’s all about control. 

2040 commissioners

On the topic of Places 2040 | see the above invitation to attend to get involved to learn more.

market house

On the topic of community involvement | Yesterday afternoon, Columbia Borough invited citizens and shareholders to participate and learn more about several important public projects, too.

More on community involvement | Lancaster Stands Up / Columbia Stands Up now has a physical presence in town. The Columbia Office is located at 40 N. 4th St, Columbia, PA 17512. Join Lancaster Stands Up to knock doors in Columbia: October 17, 2018 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDTWith less than 30 days left till the election, every shift counts. If you haven’t canvassed before, don’t worry! We provide training and send everyone out with a partner.

Who are these folks? | A letter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster explains.

Lancaster Online had several articles about Columbia happenings recently:

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