An attempt to embarrass
It has come to my attention, that certain elements within City Hall and their masters, in an effort to divert attention away from current, national and municipal events, have planned a publicity blitz related to purported taxes owed to Mayor and City Council by a close family member.
Briefly, when the valuation was submitted for the said property, the owner considered the valuation much too excessive and unreasonable, taking into account, the relevant factors.
For years we have written and have appealed as recent as per a memo dated February 20, 2012 to have the Valuation Decision re-examine its earlier valuation, taking into account, usage etc.
It is necessary to note as follows: First, the Valuation Division comes under the control of the Ministry of Finance and; Second, the Rating Appeals Panel which is the legal entity to examine all appeals, for reasons best known to the State apparatus, has not been functional.