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To the Editor:

The Nutter Administration has got to be kidding with these assessments. Fair and accurate, seriously? 

What is fair and accurate about increasing the taxes of residents who pay their taxes every year and ignoring those who own homes and businesses who repeatedly thumb their noses at the Department of Revenue? How much income is in arrears? The Nutter Administration should put more effort into collecting that money. Instead it hires these people to assess our properties who don’t know anything about our homes. 

For example: I live on a small side street, and a relative lives on a very busy main street right around the corner from me. My assessment has my home being worth more than my relatives. My relative’s assessment is significantly less than his next door neighbor’s. Even though in 2013 they paid the same amount. Now the neighbor’s taxes are almost $500 more. If nothing changes, my taxes will increase by $882. There is no way I can afford to pay an increase. If nothing changes, I will be living in my son’s garage in New Jersey. 

I propose that South Philly show a united front and put For Sale signs in our front windows. Let’s show the Nutter Administration that we are fed up. 

P. Taylor
South Philadelphia

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1. Thomas J Barnes said... on Mar 9, 2013 at 08:17AM

“Run away is just what they want you to do. Taxes should be based on what a person can afford, so take a stand...

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2. Steve said... on Mar 9, 2013 at 05:53PM

“Sounds like a good idea. Let's all sell our homes and move to New Jersey where many pay almost as much in one month as we pay in one year.”

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3. Doc said... on Mar 19, 2013 at 03:11PM

“The Mayor of this city needs to stop this tax increase. What about all these new homes costing $300,000 and not paying any real estate tax for 10 years.
Wake up people. Vote those council people out who support these tax increases,”


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