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Mr. Harmon served as Chairman and General Counsel for Progress with Economic and Environmental Responsibility, Inc. (PEER Ohio, Inc.), a non-profit organization which successfully promoted a short-term moratorium on expansion of sewer and water service into the Darby Watershed in western Franklin County, Ohio. The moratorium spurred the various governments within the Watershed to adopt a regional development planning process, i.e. the "Darby Accord".
Phil represented the central Ohio car rental industry in opposition to a City of Columbus ordinance to impose a $4.00/day tax on all car rentals in the city. He successfully co-managed litigation to obtain a Court Order from the Ohio Supreme Court to place the issue on the ballot where Columbus voters soundly rejected the tax.
Phil helped to organize and served as legal counsel for BarPac, an association of Columbus-area bar owners who opposed the Columbus Smoking Ban as an unequal and overly restrictive governmental invasion of business property and personal rights.
In 2005, Phil was a candidate for Columbus City Council. He was endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police-Lodge 9, and by the NRA and the Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council.