Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Three city council members are coming to Chestnut Hill.
After weeks of planning, the Chestnut Hill Community Association is hosting its long-discussed AVI and Real Estate Tax Discussion Panel on Wednesday. According to a release from the CHCA, the panel, which is open to the public and free to attend, will take place at the Norwood-Fontbonne Academy on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The panel aims to allow resents to ask questing and gain information about the city's Actual Value Initiative from a series of local experts and politicians. The following city council members and municipal experts are schedule to sit on the panel:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Chestnut Hill Community Association is set to talk about AVI.
The Chestnut Hill Community Association has picked the date for its AVI panel. The talk, which aims to teach residents about the potential impact of the city's Actual Value Initiative, is set for November 14. According to the CHCA, the panel will hopefully include city council members David Oh, Cindy Bass and Bill Greene, as well as private citizens familiar with property values and re-evaluations. The event is scheduled for Nov. 14 and will take place at the commons building at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy. See how the AVI panel came to be:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Chestnut Hill Community Association is in talks with several city council members for a panel to educate citizens on how AVI could impact the area.
The Chesntut Hill Community Association continues to talk about bringing in Philadelphia's city council members to talk to residents about the city's AVI plan. At the CHCA's meeting in late September, association president Brien Tilley said they were still looking in to "creating a panel that would provide a wealth of knowledge" to residents about the city's plan to assess property taxes through Mayor Nutter's proposed Actual Value Initiative. "We've reechoed out to several different people who wanted to be part of it," Tilley said. He said that city council members Cindy Bass, Bill Greene and David Oh have all expressed interest in participating in the proposed panel. A date and location for the event is still forthcoming, but Tilley said…
Friday, September 21, 2012
A panel on the issue is coming to Chestnut Hill.
The Chestnut Hill Community Association is aiming to have some big names in town later in the fall. The CHCA plans to bring Philadelphia City Council members Cindy Bass and David Oh to sit on a panel educating and answering questions from Chestnut Hill residents on the city’s forthcoming Actual Value Initiative. While the panel’s participants and final date have not been solidified yet, the prospective date of panel is planned for early November. According to the CHCA president Brian Tilley, the board has reached out to several council members and other current and former city officials, as well as several others who are “non-political, but knowledgeable on the subject.” “Politicians want to be out in front talking about this, but I don’t …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
A new map shines some light on that question.
The majority of homeowners in Mt. Airy would likely see their property taxes increase between $1,000 and $3,000 if Mayor Michael Nutter's Actual Value Initiative (AVI) is implemented, according to a map released by the Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network. The map shows how AVI might specifically affect individual areas throughout Philadelphia if the tax rate is set at 1.8 percent of the home's value. That hasn't been settled yet but will be once City Council passes a budget. The body is required to do that by the end of June. AVI would likely require homes to be assessed at their actual market value. Here's a look at the Mt. Airy numbers. The map only profiles certain properties and is intended to give a general sense of AVI's…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
City officials came to the gathering to discuss the potential new city initiatives.
"Our assessment system is kind of broken," city Finance Director Rob Dubow told a larger-than-usual crowd at a West Mt. Airy Neighbors meeting at Allens Lane Art Center Tuesday. With that statement, Dubow, along with three other city officials that came to the organization's annual meeting (at which it elects new board members and officers), kicked off a spirited discussion. The officials came to the gathering at the behest of WMAN, which generally tries to secure a keynote speaker for its annual gathering in June. The East Mt. Airy Neighbors organization normally does the same. Dubow talked about Mayor Michael Nutter's Actual Value Initiative plan, which is an effort to assess properties at their true market value. The city has been …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The meetings will be held June 5 and 12, respectively.
It's annual meeting time for the East and West Mt. Airy Neighbors organizations, and an expert on one of the most controversial issues the city is now facing will speak at one of them. West Mt. Airy Neighbors has arranged for the Deputy Administrator of the City's Office of Property Assessment to discuss the technical aspects and policy issues related to the new property reassessments and tax (AVI) at its annual meeting on June 12 at 7 p.m. at Allens Lane Art Center. You can RSVP to email@example.com and send any questions you'd like the administrator to answer. The East Mt. Airy Neighbors meeting will be next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church. New board members will be selected at both meetings. The boards will then adjourn …