Community gardens and small-scale farms could soon start sprouting in California's cities thanks to a new law that allows municipalities to lower property taxes on small plots of land in exchange for at least five years of agricultural use.
Oct 6, 2013 Los Angeles Times
I just finished reading a new book by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, The Metropolitan Revolution. Opinion
Aug 23, 2013 By
Unlike the United Sates, Canada, and Great Britain, few countries raise substantial revenues from property taxes. The Economist argues that property taxes are among the most efficient, stable, and progressive forms of taxation and should be embraced.
Jul 3, 2013 The Economist
New York prohibits County Industrial Development Agencies from granting tax breaks to retail projects, but will waive this rule if the project is a "tourist attraction." The Onondaga County IDA thus declared a proposed Costco a tourist attraction.
Apr 29, 2013 Syracuse.com
First came the floods from torrential rains and record storm surges. Now, long after the flood waters have receded, localities across the New York region are bracing for receding finances from declining property tax revenues.
Jan 26, 2013 The New York Times
The Washington Post has found that the D.C. government reduced the assessed value of commercial properties owned by some of the city's biggest developers last year to the tune of $2.6 billion, which translates to $48 million in lost tax revenue.
Aug 8, 2012 The Washington Post
So says the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, releasing a new report that says this all-too-common strategy rarely pays off.
Jul 4, 2012 The Boston Globe
Are cities across the country acting negligently in ignoring the property tax implications of different development types? Joseph Minicozzi thinks so, and he's done the math to prove it. Exclusive
Jan 23, 2012 By
A group of lawyers in California has filed a lawsuit to overturn the two-thirds legislative voting requirement of Proposition 13, the law that limits increases in the state's taxes -- but not property taxes.
Dec 30, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle
Jeffery R. Levine asks if, given the reliance on property taxes, the planning process is truly revenue-blind.
Sep 26, 2011 Planning Commissioners Journal