Someone call Doc, so they can get the band back together.
Could someone tell me how much the city of Memphis is owed in unpaid property taxes?
That seems like a good place to start.
Is it a "modest" property tax increase or is it 17-25%?
Every time Carol Chumney opens her mouth I am glad my vote for her as mayor (of city and county) was in vain. No more tax increases, Ms. Chumney, for property owners. We are stretched to the max. I literally cannot afford to continue living in Memphis if politicians think a tax increase, for the working class homeowners, is the solution to all problems.
Get rid of PILOTs, get rid of all the appointed jobs for the well connected friends of politicians, make large property owners pay their fair share, do anything except taxing the working class citizens of this city, and county. Let government employees drive their own cars to and from work. Let the mayor buy and drive his own car.
Maybe it doesn't mean much to you, Ms. Chumney, but to say every time people like you say it will only cost people like me "about a 100 dollars" a year, please keep in mind that a hundred dollars here and a hundred dollars there adds up!
As a Memphis business and property owner, this sounds like a good, fair, "common sense" approach. I don't know why this type of suggestion hasn't already been made and agreed upon.
Good work, ladies!
Police and Firefighters should have a separate pension fund as well as benefits package. The current cost of healthcare with the retiree paying 100 percent of the cost will have police officers and firefighters working until they are 65. Maximum age should be 55 as this is a very physically demanding job that is for younger people. Many other city workers can and should be able to work until they are 65 thus saving the city on healthcare costs as well as strengthening the pension.
Please note correction of current property tax rate to $3.40. Thanks for posting.
By Toby Sells
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