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What cracks me up is both DTJC and residents of other wards arguing over people paying their 'fair share', while being supported by suburban taxpayers to the tune of $500 million a year to support JC schools.


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I guess this needs to be said again: had every over assessed property owner successfully appealed their taxes it still would not have made the taxes fair. The older downtown properties would STILL have been paying less than half the effective rate of everyone else, and the overall tax rate would have needed to go up to make up that income shortfall created by the appeals.

So while yes, people should have been more informed and proactive, the system was still not going to give them fairness. And, as was pointed, out the system is deliberately opaque as to how your taxes are actually calculated. I think most people saw that low assessment number and thought they better keep their mouths shut.

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That's like saying the city should remove every single traffic light, and make it the responsibility of individual drivers to know when to safely proceed at intersections.

Oh please, spare us the ridiculous nonsense. Obviously, not appealing property taxes is absolutely 100% nothing like removing every single traffic light. That is an absurd proposition. Not appealing property taxes that are too high is simple inaction on the part of an individual causing self-induced harm. Stop whining if you did nothing to stop that.


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It is not the responsibility of tens of thousands of JC residents to fix a systemic refusal by the city to uphold its legal responsibilities.

No dispute about that. But it is up to an individual to appeal their taxes if they are unjust or unfair because they are too high. That’s why there’s an appeal system and that’s how it works. An individual brings an appeal – get it…?

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Appealing one's property taxes is not the most difficult thing in the world. However, tens of thousands of property owners have no idea how it works, or that it's a viable option at all.

Yes, appealing taxes isn’t the most difficult thing. All the more reason that if someone didn’t appeal, it’s their problem now.

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Individual appeals also does not fix the situation where tens of thousands of property owners, whose properties have increased in value and are underassessed, are underpaying their taxes.

Can’t disagree that Jersey City was wilfully negligent in neglecting to conduct revals for the past 30 or so years. Nevertheless an individual could have fixed their own problem all during that time with an appeal. It’s no secret and many people did appeal successfully. Stop crying now if you didn’t. I feel sorry for you, but you alone are responsible if you didn’t appeal.

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Unfair imbalances in property tax assessments is not the fault of individuals who are issued incorrect assessments. This is the responsibility of the politicians who are refusing to uphold their legal responsibilities, along with the citizens who encourage them.

Couldn’t agree more. Steve Fulop was willfully and wantonly negligent when he stopped the reval after becoming mayor. His action revealed his cynicism about an injustice that impacted thousands of residents across many neighborhoods in Jersey City. And all during the past 30 years successive City Administrations and Officials who knew a reval was way overdue and did nothing are equally culpable. Nonetheless, individuals who didn’t appeal their unfair taxes for decades are responsible for their own inaction.

Oh, by the way, I think you’ll find that the road rules hold you responsible for safely proceeding at any time you’re driving on public roads – whether or not a traffic control signal is installed. The presence, or absence, of a traffic light is secondary to your responsibility to be in control of your vehicle and drive safely. You don’t get to drive unsafely because a traffic signal is out of repair, or broken or “...is removed...” You are still responsible.

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The issue here is, you have three decades where some residents were screwed. They were paying a tax rate double that of those living with much better means. The poor were subsidizing the wealthy. A reval one year later would mean that the poorer areas only receive one year relief to earn back the money they lost over those decades.


During the entire time since the 1998 reval anybody who believed their property taxes were “unfair” had the right to appeal.

It should not be the responsibility of individual citizens to fix an abject failure of by the city to uphold its legal responsibilities to keep property taxes accurate.

It's also my understanding that tax appeals are limited in how much they can adjust your tax amount.



There's also a deliberate (imo) policy of issuing confusing tax bills. Nowhere on the property card shows the equalization rate nor the implied property value. And they make the process of appealing as complex as possible.

Most people didn't know they were getting ripped off.


Good point about the equalization rate. Back in 2002 I was looking to buy a newly renovated garden level condo. Since I did not trust the realtor regarding what the new taxes would be I went to city and spoke to the assessors office. When i asked I was never told of the equalization rate just given the tax rate. Since this made the taxes unaffordable I walked away from the deal. He really f'd me over.

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What Dolomiti said. All of these factors were drivers of price increases.

The reval may not be perfect, but it looks like it's producing results that are less unfair than before.

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The point is that low taxes drove up the market values. High taxes will lower the values and now there will be a flood of appeals unless another reveal happens

Low taxes was only one part of what has driven up property values in DTJC. Other factors include, but are not limited to:

• Intense real estate pressures in the NYC area (including the insanity of buying in Manhattan, which is dominated by co-ops)
• Close proximity to Manhattan, especially the Financial District and much of Midtown
• Low inventory in DTJC (75% is rental)
• Housing stock that's either decent or worth fixing up
• Record low interest rates
• Between ~1995 and 2006, a massive bubble in national real estate values
• Lots of other nearby areas which didn't have such tax imbalances also increased in value

Also, keep in mind that DTJC has been in the process of gentrification for decades -- as in, long before property taxes got out of whack.

Another thing to keep in mind? Hoboken did a reval a few years ago, and it was not Real Estate Armageddon. What a shock.

What is likely to happen is that RE values will drop for a few months, then come right back up. At the bare minimum, the people who own those $1 million homes? Another adjustment isn't going to reduce their taxes back to $10k/yr.

Sorry, Charlie. You got a massive tax break for decades, now pay yer taxes.

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You are 100% correct! People who believe their property taxes are unfair should appeal.

That's like saying the city should remove every single traffic light, and make it the responsibility of individual drivers to know when to safely proceed at intersections.

It is not the responsibility of tens of thousands of JC residents to fix a systemic refusal by the city to uphold its legal responsibilities.

Appealing one's property taxes is not the most difficult thing in the world. However, tens of thousands of property owners have no idea how it works, or that it's a viable option at all.

Individual appeals also does not fix the situation where tens of thousands of property owners, whose properties have increased in value and are underassessed, are underpaying their taxes.

Unfair imbalances in property tax assessments is not the fault of individuals who are issued incorrect assessments. This is the responsibility of the politicians who are refusing to uphold their legal responsibilities, along with the citizens who encourage them.

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As for appealing, my understanding is that one can not use someone underpaying as the basis for a reduction, so what would the argument be for their appeal? Please don’t knee jerk respond. Really think it through with numbers.

This is my understanding. Hopefully, I won't get anything wildly wrong. ;)

Appeals are based on the claim that the city's assessment is too high. You have to prove them wrong, usually by providing 3-5 recent comparable sales. Alternately you can provide an appraisal, but in that case the appraiser must be available to testify. You only get an adjustment if the city's assessment is off by more than 15%.

My impression is that usually, if you're out of that 15% range, you'll get something. You can file yourself, it isn't terribly expensive or time-consuming. I have no idea if using an attorney increases your chances of success, or what happens if you appeal year after year.

You can't refer to the taxes other people are paying as part of the appeal process. All they care about are comps and/or an appraisal.

So: Let's say you bought your home in 2000, and your old tax bill was $10k. The city assesses your property in 2017 at $2,000,000 which means your new tax bill is around $32k. Ouch.

In order to successfully appeal, you must believe that either the city's 2017 assessment had to be off by more than 15%, or the value of your property immediately dropped more than 15%, or some combo thereof. Then, you have to be able to prove it with comparable sales.

Let's say that by fall 2018, the market crashes by 25%. You pull together comps that show the value at $1,500,000 and you get a full adjustment. Your new tax bill is $24k.

Is that numbery enough for you? ;)

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The issue here is, you have three decades where some residents were screwed. They were paying a tax rate double that of those living with much better means. The poor were subsidizing the wealthy. A reval one year later would mean that the poorer areas only receive one year relief to earn back the money they lost over those decades.


During the entire time since the 1998 reval anybody who believed their property taxes were “unfair” had the right to appeal. If someone didn’t, that was plain crazy, and you can cry me a river about their “inequitatable” property taxes.

As a result of the City’s willful negligence not conducting a reval, DT property values have been inflated by low assessments over the past 30 years. Now, post reval, there’s little doubt DT values will fall, especially with the cap on SALT deductions. Another revaluation will mitigate the damage caused.

And yes, it was damaging for all the other areas over the past 30 years to pay too much in taxes. Those folks should have, but apparently didn’t, appeal. That’s their issue to deal with.

The blame for all this mess belongs with Jersey City politicians and administration employees, who knew all along what was going on and did NOTHING for 30 years. They should be held accountable.


We can blame all we want, but what’s fair is what’s fair. And you yourself said what needs to be said to anyone whose property value falls over the next year or so.

If you don’t recall, I bolded it for you. Also, just for clarity, the last reval was in 1988.


You are 100% correct! People who believe their property taxes are unfair should appeal. If they don't, they have only themselves to hold responsible.

Thanks for picking up my typo - 1988 not 1998. 1988 being 30 years ago.

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There's also a deliberate (imo) policy of issuing confusing tax bills. Nowhere on the property card shows the equalization rate nor the implied property value. And they make the process of appealing as complex as possible.

Most people didn't know they were getting ripped off.


I agree with you 100% that much of this is deliberately confusing and playing games with the data they give you. They're still doing it by withholding the separated land and Improvement values from the Excel file.

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The issue here is, you have three decades where some residents were screwed. They were paying a tax rate double that of those living with much better means. The poor were subsidizing the wealthy. A reval one year later would mean that the poorer areas only receive one year relief to earn back the money they lost over those decades.


During the entire time since the 1998 reval anybody who believed their property taxes were “unfair” had the right to appeal.

It should not be the responsibility of individual citizens to fix an abject failure of by the city to uphold its legal responsibilities to keep property taxes accurate.

It's also my understanding that tax appeals are limited in how much they can adjust your tax amount.



There's also a deliberate (imo) policy of issuing confusing tax bills. Nowhere on the property card shows the equalization rate nor the implied property value. And they make the process of appealing as complex as possible.

Most people didn't know they were getting ripped off.

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As for appealing, my understanding is that one can not use someone underpaying as the basis for a reduction, so what would the argument be for their appeal? Please don’t knee jerk respond. Really think it through with numbers.


They could appeal down to the correct assessment, but those DT paying less than half that effective rate would still be subsidised, and the overall rate would have to go up to make up the difference.

This is why revals should be regular, not a political football. It's hysterical and sad that Yvonne's takeaway from the traumatic 88 reval was not that they should be regular, but that they need to be kicked down the road, and she did her best to achieve that.

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It feels like some folks downtown simply won’t accept or appreciate that they had a sweetheart deal for decades and that other people in less fortunate circumstances (whatever their incomes, their property values were not rising at the rate downtown was) were making downtown’s low property taxes possible by making up the shortfall.

As for appealing, my understanding is that one can not use someone underpaying as the basis for a reduction, so what would the argument be for their appeal? Please don’t knee jerk respond. Really think it through with numbers.

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What cracks me up is both DTJC and residents of other wards arguing over people paying their 'fair share', while being supported by suburban taxpayers to the tune of $500 million a year to support JC schools.

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If you are refering to me "bitching about the tax increase" please show me where I did.

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Show me where I accused you personally of complaining about the tax increase.

If you are not in that elite group, then the worst thing I did to you was correct your claims about the effects of low property taxes on JC RE values.


Except that you didn't correct anything. You just stated your opinion on the matter

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If you are refering to me "bitching about the tax increase" please show me where I did.

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Show me where I accused you personally of complaining about the tax increase.

If you are not in that elite group, then the worst thing I did to you was correct your claims about the effects of low property taxes on JC RE values.

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If you are refering to me "bitching about the tax increase" please show me where I did.

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The point is that low taxes drove up the market values. High taxes will lower the values and now there will be a flood of appeals unless another reveal happens

Low taxes was only one part of what has driven up property values in DTJC. Other factors include... etc


I don't understand all the hostility towards dtjc residents. If the tax incentive was that great you all should have bought in dtjc. And by the way someone who bought their condo in 2008 did not receive your massive tax break for decades.

I *did* buy in DTJC. (With no idea about the reval nonsense.)

I *did* get a tax break as a result.

Someone who bought a condo in 2008 *did* get nearly a decade of tax breaks.

I *did* get a higher tax bill. Instead of whining about it like an entitled little bitch, I recognized that the update is generally fair.

I don't have hostility towards "DTJC residents." I am morally outraged by the people who think they are entitled to a tax break at someone else's expense, did nothing to deserve said tax break, and are willing to grab onto any rationalization they can to excuse their selfishness and a deeply unfair system.

I also find all the hand-wringing to be slightly amusing. Property values in JC have survived 9/11; the bursting of an epic international real estate and financial bubble; Hurricane Sandy; increased ridership on the PATH; and parts of Newark Avenue turning into a pedestrian plaza. I'm reasonably confident property values will survive the reval.

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The point is that low taxes drove up the market values. High taxes will lower the values and now there will be a flood of appeals unless another reveal happens

Low taxes was only one part of what has driven up property values in DTJC. Other factors include, but are not limited to:

• Intense real estate pressures in the NYC area (including the insanity of buying in Manhattan, which is dominated by co-ops)
• Close proximity to Manhattan, especially the Financial District and much of Midtown
• Low inventory in DTJC (75% is rental)
• Housing stock that's either decent or worth fixing up
• Record low interest rates
• Between ~1995 and 2006, a massive bubble in national real estate values
• Lots of other nearby areas which didn't have such tax imbalances also increased in value

Also, keep in mind that DTJC has been in the process of gentrification for decades -- as in, long before property taxes got out of whack.

Another thing to keep in mind? Hoboken did a reval a few years ago, and it was not Real Estate Armageddon. What a shock.

What is likely to happen is that RE values will drop for a few months, then come right back up. At the bare minimum, the people who own those $1 million homes? Another adjustment isn't going to reduce their taxes back to $10k/yr.

Sorry, Charlie. You got a massive tax break for decades, now pay yer taxes.



I don't understand all the hostility towards dtjc residents. If the tax incentive was that great you all should have bought in dtjc. And by the way someone who bought their condo in 2008 did not receive your massive tax break for decades. The real issue is not who benefited but what took the reaval so long. The fact is anyone who is living in a house that was last assessed in 1988 is getting a break. I for one don't think that someone living in a 700k condo downtown should pay the same tax as a 700k house in a different neighborhood. However this is the system and those benefiting can thank Chris Christie because without him this doesn't happen.

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The issue here is, you have three decades where some residents were screwed. They were paying a tax rate double that of those living with much better means. The poor were subsidizing the wealthy. A reval one year later would mean that the poorer areas only receive one year relief to earn back the money they lost over those decades.


During the entire time since the 1998 reval anybody who believed their property taxes were “unfair” had the right to appeal.

It should not be the responsibility of individual citizens to fix an abject failure of by the city to uphold its legal responsibilities to keep property taxes accurate.

It's also my understanding that tax appeals are limited in how much they can adjust your tax amount.


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As a result of the City’s willful negligence not conducting a reval, DT property values have been inflated by low assessments over the past 30 years. Now, post reval, there’s little doubt DT values will fall, especially with the cap on SALT deductions. Another revaluation will mitigate the damage caused.

Please.

If someone's tax bill went from $10k to $30k, that's because they are living in a $2 million home. The reval and Trump tax fiasco is not going to shrink the value of that home to $675k.

Plus, those people have underpaid their tax burden for years, if not decades (another issue that can't be fixed by people appealing their tax bill). They have done jack **** to deserve a break. (I might add, my tax bill is going up, and I'm not bitching about it.)

Also, see above post for a half dozen other reasons why JC property values have gone up over the decades.


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Yeah, I don't think so. They held off the reval, because that's what a bloc of citizens demanded. This happens all over NJ, too.

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The point is that low taxes drove up the market values. High taxes will lower the values and now there will be a flood of appeals unless another reveal happens

Low taxes was only one part of what has driven up property values in DTJC. Other factors include, but are not limited to:

• Intense real estate pressures in the NYC area (including the insanity of buying in Manhattan, which is dominated by co-ops)
• Close proximity to Manhattan, especially the Financial District and much of Midtown
• Low inventory in DTJC (75% is rental)
• Housing stock that's either decent or worth fixing up
• Record low interest rates
• Between ~1995 and 2006, a massive bubble in national real estate values
• Lots of other nearby areas which didn't have such tax imbalances also increased in value

Also, keep in mind that DTJC has been in the process of gentrification for decades -- as in, long before property taxes got out of whack.

Another thing to keep in mind? Hoboken did a reval a few years ago, and it was not Real Estate Armageddon. What a shock.

What is likely to happen is that RE values will drop for a few months, then come right back up. At the bare minimum, the people who own those $1 million homes? Another adjustment isn't going to reduce their taxes back to $10k/yr.

Sorry, Charlie. You got a massive tax break for decades, now pay yer taxes.

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Cut out $3 Starbux for 25 business days per month ($900 annually); Keep cable but downgrade (Fios is $50 less than Xfinit)i x 12 ($600 annually); Get in the habit of bringing lunch to work 3x a week. I work in TriBeCa, so my savings is $45 each week, ($2160 annually). This alone = $3660. My tax bill increased $2,500. It's called tightening your belt! Tax bill problem solved!

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The issue here is, you have three decades where some residents were screwed. They were paying a tax rate double that of those living with much better means. The poor were subsidizing the wealthy. A reval one year later would mean that the poorer areas only receive one year relief to earn back the money they lost over those decades.


During the entire time since the 1998 reval anybody who believed their property taxes were “unfair” had the right to appeal. If someone didn’t, that was plain crazy, and you can cry me a river about their “inequitatable” property taxes.

As a result of the City’s willful negligence not conducting a reval, DT property values have been inflated by low assessments over the past 30 years. Now, post reval, there’s little doubt DT values will fall, especially with the cap on SALT deductions. Another revaluation will mitigate the damage caused.

And yes, it was damaging for all the other areas over the past 30 years to pay too much in taxes. Those folks should have, but apparently didn’t, appeal. That’s their issue to deal with.

The blame for all this mess belongs with Jersey City politicians and administration employees, who knew all along what was going on and did NOTHING for 30 years. They should be held accountable.


We can blame all we want, but what’s fair is what’s fair. And you yourself said what needs to be said to anyone whose property value falls over the next year or so.

If you don’t recall, I bolded it for you. Also, just for clarity, the last reval was in 1988.

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maybe agood solution would be for reval in another 2 years and then every 5 years after that. now, the people in the less affluent areas want to protect their lower taxes. shame


2 years is what I believe. One year is not enough time for new sales at lower prices reflecting the taxes to close and their comps to be valid for a new reval. Assuming it's the same October deadline, they would have to close by then to be valid. The deadline should be October 2019.

I also think now that land is 60% of value of a house that there should be a yearly reval just of the land based on that year's comps. This could be done by an analyst at a desk with no inspections, and reduce the change at a periodic reval so there's far less hysteria.

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maybe aood solution would be for reval in another 2 years and then every 5 years after that. now, the people in the less affluent areas want to protect their lower taxes. shameQuote:

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Your tax bill went up? Well cry me a river. Life ain't fare. No one cares.


Yes, except the reval is actually the epitome of fairness. They're upset that everything is fair now lol. [/quot

It's fair until values fall. Jeez. How hard is that to grasp?



How hard is it for you to grasp the poorer 5/6ths of the city overpaid for DECADES? Yes, values will tick down, but it will be temporary. It's customary for a reval to happen every 5-10 years. Adding another reval next year will only add cost to the city, give incrimental relief to downtown, and serves only to preserve votes downtown. Steve is out of his element this time, and in a panic to save his political future.

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The issue here is, you have three decades where some residents were screwed. They were paying a tax rate double that of those living with much better means. The poor were subsidizing the wealthy. A reval one year later would mean that the poorer areas only receive one year relief to earn back the money they lost over those decades.


During the entire time since the 1998 reval anybody who believed their property taxes were “unfair” had the right to appeal. If someone didn’t, that was plain crazy, and you can cry me a river about their “inequitatable” property taxes.

As a result of the City’s willful negligence not conducting a reval, DT property values have been inflated by low assessments over the past 30 years. Now, post reval, there’s little doubt DT values will fall, especially with the cap on SALT deductions. Another revaluation will mitigate the damage caused.

And yes, it was damaging for all the other areas over the past 30 years to pay too much in taxes. Those folks should have, but apparently didn’t, appeal. That’s their issue to deal with.

The blame for all this mess belongs with Jersey City politicians and administration employees, who knew all along what was going on and did NOTHING for 30 years. They should be held accountable.

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Your tax bill went up? Well cry me a river. Life ain't fare. No one cares.


Yes, except the reval is actually the epitome of fairness. They're upset that everything is fair now lol. [/quot

It's fair until values fall. Jeez. How hard is that to grasp?



How hard is it for you to grasp the poorer 5/6ths of the city overpaid for DECADES? Yes, values will tick down, but it will be temporary. It's customary for a reval to happen every 5-10 years. Adding another reval next year will only add cost to the city, give incrimental relief to downtown, and serves only to preserve votes downtown. Steve is out of his element this time, and in a panic to save his political future.

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well, i wonder if people in dtjc voe or complain more. in any event, a reval in another year would just reflect what's fair and proper at the time. revals should be done on a regular basis imo

I agree completely. I think regular revals should occur. Every 5 years or so.

The issue here is, you have three decades where some residents were screwed. They were paying a tax rate double that of those living with much better means. The poor were subsidizing the wealthy. A reval one year later would mean that the poorer areas only receive one year relief to earn back the money they lost over those decades.

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The point is that low taxes drove up the market values. High taxes will lower the values and now there will be a flood of appeals unless another reveal happens

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Your tax bill went up? Well cry me a river. Life ain't fare. No one cares.

Yes, except the reval is actually the epitome of fairness. They're upset that everything is fair now lol.

It's fair until values fall. Jeez. How hard is that to grasp?

Well now that it's fair, they want to change how it's done. They say the old tropes of "we all use the same amount of services so why should our taxes be different". There's a DT attorney on Nextdoor insisting it should be done by income, can you imagine the shitshow that would be? And many of the same complainers would still be complaining.


Well that's crazy. But what could have occurred is that they anticipated a drop in market values and lowerd the values. Instead fulop is already talking another reval post crash

Yes, because Fulop needs to cater to those downtown individuals. he did them the favor of pushing back the reval further. Now, he's going to trigger another with the hope that property values have dropped within the year so that the burden can be shifted back onto the poorer portion of the city.

Heaven forbid those living in million dollar homes pay the proper taxes on their property...

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Your tax bill went up? Well cry me a river. Life ain't fare. No one cares.

Yes, except the reval is actually the epitome of fairness. They're upset that everything is fair now lol.

It's fair until values fall. Jeez. How hard is that to grasp?

Well now that it's fair, they want to change how it's done. They say the old tropes of "we all use the same amount of services so why should our taxes be different". There's a DT attorney on Nextdoor insisting it should be done by income, can you imagine the shitshow that would be? And many of the same complainers would still be complaining.


Well that's crazy. But what could have occurred is that they anticipated a drop in market values and lowerd the values. Instead fulop is already talking another reval post crash

Yes, because Fulop needs to cater to those downtown individuals. he did them the favor of pushing back the reval further. Now, he's going to trigger another with the hope that property values have dropped within the year so that the burden can be shifted back onto the poorer portion of the city.

Heaven forbid those living in million dollar homes pay the proper taxes on their property...

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