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Dec 9, 2010

Source: WWL

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Taxation & Assessments

Mayor Landrieu wants to address tax inequities

Thursday, December 9, 2010
By Chris Miller
WWL

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today will take the first step in trying to rework the city’s property tax system. It begins with an executive order. The mayor is setting up what he calls a tax fairness commission.

According to the Bureau of Governmental Research, only about 35 percent of New Orleans property owners actually pay taxes. That’s what the mayor wants to address.

“This commission will provide a much clearer picture of our property tax structure,” said Mayor Landrieu when he addressed the council earlier this week on the compromise budget up for a vote this weekend. “We will no longer be unbalanced, and it will no longer be full of loopholes. Everyone will pay their fair share.”

The mayor said he wants the panel’s recommendation in time for next year’s reassessments.

Dec 9, 2010

Source: WWL

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Taxation & Assessments

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