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Re: wtf is happening to my property tax
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The real estate tax often goes to the city treasury to repair some public spaces. Some of the funds are allocated for improving parks, arranging new playgrounds, or caring for historically important buildings. Taxes are indeed increasing every year due to the growing percentage of inflation. It isn't very pleasant, but on the other hand, it's a natural economic process. I'm not sure I will buy a property in Jersey this year. I always remember about https://www.sjonessurveying.co.uk/newcastle-surveyors/ before buying anything as I need to make an informed decision about whether to go ahead with buying a property

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Higher taxes and the Jersey City Police do not enforce the noise ordinance during sleep hours, such as bass vibrating speakers of neighbors after midnight every night. I cannot wait to move out of Jersey City, to another town where quality of life matters to the government. We pay police salaries, overtime and generous pensions but no enforcement of the law to get a decent night’s sleep. Absolutely horrible!

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What Civic Parent does not show is how much the average homeowner is paying that was transferred from affordable housing and rent control properties. The pictures on tax abatements changes because some do expire but it has always been 1/4 of properties were tax abated which pays no school taxes and that does not include rent control which is exempt from tax increases under the Consumer Price Index. Yet other Hudson County towns do allow taxes increases to be passed on to tenants. The bottom line is, if others pay their fair share of government, out taxes would be lowered.

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Here's another interesting post from civicparent "Jersey City Budgets & the Connection to Property Tax Expense (an interactive teaching visual)"

https://civicparent.org/2022/07/13/jer ... eractive-teaching-visual/

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For a little 750 sqf 1 br condo in jc - not even one of those new expensive buildings, my property tax went up by ~$3200 a year, for a total of $12,500 / year in tax. On top of maintenance fees etc.. fk that[/quote]

What does Jersey City have that you would consider paying that exorbitant fee?

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I was there when politicians came to JC and asked citizens to vote for the income tax. They said it would replace property taxes. So, they lied. This was 1976. Too bad the internet was not around then, but the mayor and city council should hold them accountable for their promise of the past. I still remember one politician saying property tax for public schools is not fair.

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It's a $159 million increase from last year. Whether that is justified is arguable, but many of the aging buildings do need serious work.

The problem is that Jersey City has seen MAJOR reductions in state funding for schools. If you do a web search, you'll find lots of info about that. This is a good site that presents analysis of the data:

https://civicparent.org/2022/03/13/put ... ax-rate-into-perspective/

So the question is, if not by raising taxes, how do we make up for the funding cuts? I feel that the city and BOE really need to work together. There have (supposedly) been efforts:

https://www.jerseycitynj.gov/news/pres ... lan_fix_school_budget_gap
(I cannot find any info on what happened with this. I realize Councilman Yun passed away but surely such an important plan would have been continued)

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/jersey-c ... ol-s-budget-hole-ali-says
(note - as of a BOE meeting that I watched earlier in the year, they were questioning when/if they would actually funding from this)

Fulop should really NOT be washing his hands of this. It really seems that he's trying to encourage dissent.

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Yes, but what is the reason/explanation that was given for the rocket high increase?
Is it one that is valid?


so i got the letter from jersey city after posting this, to summarize the reason for this huge increase:

1) Fulop basically said not his fault and washed his hands - it's solely due to the board of education increase, and he has no authority or control over

2) Apparently those ass clowns at board of ed now has close to a $1billion annual budget, no not a typo...$1 billion. And what we get in return are some of the shittiest public schools in new jersey across the board from elementary, to middle, to high school. All ranked at the bottom of NJ (with the sole exception cornelia bradford elementary)

So that's the story, which of you dickheads voted those guys in, time to kick them all to the curbs. It can't get any worse.

For a little 750 sqf 1 br condo in jc - not even one of those new expensive buildings, my property tax went up by ~$3200 a year, for a total of $12,500 / year in tax. On top of maintenance fees etc.. fk that

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The state is cutting back money it normally gives to Jersey City because "rich people" live here. The money the state gave Jersey City in the past was based on a high poverty rate. But mayors since the 1990 have been giving out abatements, basically robbing the school system of taxes.
JC has been building more affordable housing which pays nothing to the school sytem but brings in more school age children and the state has decided to cut back on state aid. Then the public school board members gave contracts to teachers which will give them six figure salaries with a BA down the road.
So, now the regular homeowners are required to make up the shortfall of the state, our local generous board members, and support the tax abatments that pay nothing and subsidize the education of affordable housing and rent control tenants.

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Yes, but what is the reason/explanation that was given for the rocket high increase?
Is it one that is valid?

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I don't know if I'm getting old and senile, but Yvonne is spot on.

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Pity the poor tenants and the old.


Pity the poor tenants? Are you serious. JC always protect tenants. During covid, Solomon placed tenants under protection that still exists. They cannot have an increase if the home is not owner occupied. Then you have affordable housing, they do not pay school taxes. But they can vote for people who raise our taxes at the bord of ed.

I agree seniors do have a problem but this city and state do not care. After all, seniors do not make campagin contributions.

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Pity the poor tenants and the old.

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Didn't you get the letters or read about it? We knew it was coming, just not "how bad". And it's BAD. My annual taxes just went from $18k to $24k, so that's another $500/month for absolutely nothing more in services. And to think that 35 years ago I was paying about $950 in annual taxes...

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Yikes!

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why did it go up so much, anyone know? wtf

8/1/2022 TAXES BILL $3,150.67
5/1/2022 TAXES BILL $2,324.60
2/1/2022 TAXES BILL $2,324.60
11/1/2021 TAXES BILL $2,269.52
8/1/2021 TAXES BILL $2,362.2

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