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We can’t discuss a ‘Tale of Two Cities’ without acknowledging that our property tax system creates an inequitable system where many of us pay the burden of those who legally and systematically pay far less than their property is comparatively worth. This will be a great undertaking and despite being talked about for too long, no action has been taken to begin.

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February 21, 2018

Island lawmakers propose property tax reforms to fix system

Weeks after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to establish a commission to come up with a property tax reform plan, Staten Island lawmakers rolled out several…

February 18, 2018

Opinion: With property tax, take from the middle and give to rich

The chances are that if you’ve spent enough time sipping coffee on Staten Island, or in any other outer-borough diner, you certainly overheard this…

October 26, 2017

Borelli, Malliotakis Call for Property Tax Reform

Council Member Joseph Borelli and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis held a Thursday morning news conference on the steps of New York City Hall, where they called for reform and the overhaul of a property tax system that is famous for its inequities and which unjustly penalizes many outer-borough homeowners…

December 14, 2016

Borelli, Matteo Call for Mayor to Convene NYC Property Tax Reform Commission

In a letter written to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Member Joseph C. Borelli and Minority Leader Steven Matteo addressed three major concerns they and their constituents have regarding the overall fairness of property tax assessments on Class One properties throughout the city…

March 13, 2016

Borelli, Matteo threaten court action over ‘property tax inequality’

Staten Island officials are threatening to go to court over apparent property tax inequalities. But first Councilman Joseph Borelli and Minority Leader Steven Matteo are asking the NYC Independent Budget Office (IBO) to help them determine if neighborhoods on Staten Island are really being treated unfairly by the city’s property tax formula…