INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Even though he has said, “Everything is on the table,” when it comes to drawing up the city’s 2017 operating budget, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett indicated Wednesday that higher taxes and fees are not likely to be part of his proposed spending plan.
A proposal requiring that landlords register their properties with the city on an annual basis is coming under fire from local real estate groups ahead of a planned vote on the measure scheduled for [Monday] tonight.
In a recent letter to the Common Council, the South Bend-Mishawaka Association of Realtors outlined five concerns about the proposal, which supporters say is necessary to hold landlords more accountable for the upkeep of their properties.
Among other things, the group believes the fines are too high and that much of the information required by the proposal is “irrelevant” to the task of identifying property owners and also available elsewhere in public records.
Brown County Schools will be allowed to add 8 cents per $100 of assessed value to the property tax rate.
Voters approved the school district’s referendum by more than 1,000 votes May 3.
The new money to be raised will total about $1 million a year for seven years.
CHICAGO | Chicago’s City Council easily approved a budget Wednesday with a massive property tax hike and other fees to help close a shortfall and improve the city’s underfunded pension system.