Councilwomen Liz Brown and Karen Goldner are in the process of gathering public input about their proposed changes to the City’s Tax Abatement Ordinance and procedures. Â Next week, I will be sitting down with an official from the City to look at the current tax abatement process and procedures. Â The goal of this, will be a primer of sorts for citizens and interested parties explaining what tax abatements are, how they work and what the process is like. Â
To that end, I am accepting questions from you to be asked and answered about tax abatements. Â All questions submitted are subject to review and may or may not be asked. Â You will be credited with the question, unless you wish to remain anonymous. Â Please note that the questions should not be about specific abatements granted or not granted. Â Remember, the purpose of this primer is to educate about abatements and the process – not to challenge or examine controversial past/present/future occurrences. Â You may submit your questions as a comment to this post, or you may. Â Please include whether or not you would like to be credited or remain anonymous. Â Deadline for submissions is Monday, September 29th 2008 at 11:59:59 pm.
Proposed Tax Abatement Changes – 12th September 2008Â
Brown and Goldner interview on YouTube – 12th September 2008
Amendments To Tax Abatement Code Ready For CommentÂ -Â 5th September 2008
Proposed Changes to the Tax Abatement Ordinance – on the City’s website