May 1, 2017
New York City’s Property Tax Policy
Brooklyn, NY – “I would like to take this opportunity to express my strong opposition to the New York City property tax policy – supported, in part, by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
This manipulation of the tax code blatantly appears to be benefiting wealthy homeowners in well-to-do communities, while subjecting thousands of families in working class and low-income neighborhoods to a heavier tax burden.
“It is appalling that families in East New York and Brownsville are paying higher property taxes than the Mayor and others in more affluent neighborhoods. This property tax rule adds to the growing racial disparity in the city’s tax assessment, benefitting few families at the cost of placing undue financial burdens on our most vulnerable citizens. I am calling upon the Mayor to explain to our city’s residents why this tax rule, which he benefits from, should continue without reform. It is our job as elected officials to not only represent our citizens, but to protect them from injustice and inequity,’”