Register now !    Login  
Main Menu
Who's Online
45 user(s) are online (23 user(s) are browsing Message Forum)

Members: 4
Guests: 41

Hamparkvet, Stringer, fraulein, ThirdStreet, more...




Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users






Re: Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party
#7
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2012/2/20 13:20
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 2070
Offline

Posted on: 3/16 15:08
Print Top


Re: Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party
#6
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Hide User information
Joined:
2015/10/20 20:40
From One of the Oranges
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 112
Offline

The protesters are right, the abatements do harm other Jersey City taxpayers.

Even disregarding the costs of services for new residents/workers/students, unless the PILOT fee exceeds 86% of normal taxation, Jersey City taxpayers get less of a tax offset than they would from new development brought in under normal taxation.

The only time a PILOT deal would be net-positive fiscally if if the abatement truly is a but-for factor in construction.

http://njeducationaid.blogspot.com/20 ... atements-hurt-jersey.html

The only area I disagree with the protesters with is in who the victim is. PILOTs are tax fairness problem, not a school budget problem. If Jersey City PILOTed nothing what would happen is that other Jersey City taxpayers would pay less in taxes. Unless the BOE passed a larger tax levy, the schools wouldn't have a cent more.


Posted on: 3/10 12:16
Print Top


Re: Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party
#5
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2013/10/15 13:32
From Heights
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 769
Offline
Kudos to the protestors for doing this respectfully, in a good-spirited way that draws attention to their cause.

Posted on: 3/10 10:30
Print Top


Re: Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party
#4
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2005/6/7 23:24
From New Urbanist Area
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 1174
Offline
About half of these 70 abatements are the short term 5 year abatements that all new development gets.

Posted on: 3/10 9:26
Print Top


Re: Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party
#3
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2004/11/13 21:38
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 3264
Offline
wouldn't you party if you just saved $3 million? [it says as it wiggles its head in incredulity]

Posted on: 3/9 19:47
Print Top


Re: Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party
#2
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2015/5/27 20:34
From Jersey City
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 606
Offline
I can't wait until the inevitable change in the school funding formula and these losers will have to face the reality of tens of millions in budget cuts.

They should take their party down to Trenton if their beef is with abatements.

Quote:

Stringer wrote:

Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on March 09, 2017 at 12:10 PM, updated March 09, 2017 at 2:04 PM

JERSEY CITY -- A group of about two dozen people wearing party hats, clutching invitations and bearing a cake descended on the City Council meeting yesterday to commemorate a special milestone.

No, it wasn't a council member's birthday. Last night saw the council voting on what the protesters/partygoers said was the 70th tax abatement of Mayor Steve Fulop's administration (it may have been the 71st).

The surprise party, the brainchild of ex-school board member and former Fulop ally Ellen Simon, was an effort to convince the council to vote down the abatement, a 20-year deal for a 63-unit building planned for Bennett Street.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... atements_with_surpri.html


Posted on: 3/9 16:43
Print Top


Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party
#1
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2012/2/20 13:20
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 2070
Offline

Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on March 09, 2017 at 12:10 PM, updated March 09, 2017 at 2:04 PM

JERSEY CITY -- A group of about two dozen people wearing party hats, clutching invitations and bearing a cake descended on the City Council meeting yesterday to commemorate a special milestone.

No, it wasn't a council member's birthday. Last night saw the council voting on what the protesters/partygoers said was the 70th tax abatement of Mayor Steve Fulop's administration (it may have been the 71st).

The surprise party, the brainchild of ex-school board member and former Fulop ally Ellen Simon, was an effort to convince the council to vote down the abatement, a 20-year deal for a 63-unit building planned for Bennett Street.

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... atements_with_surpri.html


Posted on: 3/9 14:40
Print Top








[Advanced Search]





Login
Username:

Password:

remember me

Lost Password?

Register now!



LicenseInformation | AboutUs | PrivacyPolicy | Faq | Contact


JERSEY CITY LIST - News & Reviews - Jersey City, NJ - Copyright 2004 - 2017