Malliotakis: ‘Property Tax Protest Set For Saturday’
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref – Staten Island/Brooklyn) will host a protest on Saturday, June 23rd at 10 a.m. for Staten Islanders fed up with the inequities of New York City’s current property tax system and ever rising property tax levy, as well as Mayor de Blasio's newly announced property tax commission, which lacks a Staten Island representative.
Malliotakis will be joined by over-taxed residents of the forgotten borough, as well as civic leaders from Brooklyn and Queens, who will call on Mayor de Blasio to cap the property tax levy and stop the disparity that has communities like ours paying three times as much as others.
"Enough is enough. We are not City Hall's ATM,” said Malliotakis. “The property tax levy, the amount of money sought from property taxes, has increased 37 percent under Mayor de Blasio and continues to rise. Staten Island and our city are becoming unaffordable, and residents who have lived in our community for a long time are being forced to sell and leave."
Malliotakis brought the issue of property taxes to the forefront during her 2017 candidacy for New York City Mayor, pointing out that Mayor de Blasio was paying roughly $2,000 less in property taxes for a home valued three times as much than hers.
The protest will take place rain or shine in the Miller Field picnic area between New Dorp Ln. and Fr. Capodanno Blvd. All elected officials, community leaders, and residents are invited to participate. For further details, individuals can call 718-987-0197.