Kudos to Town Councilmen Kalman Yeger, Robert Holden, Mark Gjonaj and 10 others for sticking up for city homeowners and property house owners in the council discussion on cutting down fascination for landlords delinquent in their house-tax payments.
City Hall would like to cost landlords usurious penalties (up to 18 percent) for late payments. Crew de Blasio even texted council members through the debate on Yeger’s amendment, urging them to resist.
“This Kalman ground modification is ridiculous,” study a person textual content acquired by The Submit. “It will bankrupt the town and we will have no dollars for providers.”
Councilman Peter Yoo charged that Town Corridor appears to be to see house house owners as a funds cow.
“Building entrepreneurs want to fulfill their obligation of having to pay home taxes, but they just require a lot more time,” reported the Rent Stabilization Association’s Frank Ricci.
Why one out property proprietors for pain, when the metropolis is easing up on everyone else who has been strike really hard by the pandemic and lockdown?
With tenants specified a rent moratorium, how are landlords to obtain money for taxes?
“The fairest huge metropolis in America” wishes to slam its most significant vendors of inexpensive housing merely mainly because they are landlords.
Certainly, the financial shutdown is starving the city’s coffers — but that is no purpose to savage just just one class of taxpayer. Locate a much better way, Mr. Mayor.