Tomorrow, in West Roxbury, Gibran Rivera is holding a community meeting on property taxes. Gibran is running to represent West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain (District 6) in the Boston city council. To be discussed are the estimated doubling of residential property taxes over the next five years, and why a minority of properties (47%) bear all of the city's property tax responsibility.
When: Thursday, November 3, 7:00PM
Where: Theodore Parker Unitarian Church, 1859 Centre St., West Roxbury
Among the solutions discussed will be revisiting the Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOTs) that make it possible for institutions to be exempt from taxes, often despite the presence of profit-making entities on their premises.
Yes, I support Gibran. As someone who has been putting off buying a home until this market-gone-bonkers "corrects" itself, I admit that this is an issue of selfish importance to me.