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
Delinquent properties are scattered throughout Philadelphia, and they collectively owe nearly $500 million in taxes. This is a major problem for the city, and new legislation is hoping to tackle it.
Aug 17, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
A comic book is helping municipal employees in Brazil to understand how to catalog land for the collection of property taxes.
Jul 26, 2011 At Lincoln House
Payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) are a popular new way for cash-strapped cities to add to their revenue by swapping voluntary payments from nonprofits for property taxes. The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy evaluates this novel practice.
Mar 31, 2011 Land Lines
California Governor Jerry Brown is settling into his new office by taking on one of the state's most controversial laws: the property tax increase limits enforced by Proposition 13.
Jan 6, 2011 Los Angeles Times
Local property taxes are often levied disproportionately on multifamily developers, resulting in higher taxes for apartment-dwellers, says Stephen Smith.
Nov 30, 2010 Market Urbanism
Do they work? That's the question as state officials investigate New Jersey's Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) program.
Nov 29, 2010 The Record
Mayors in metropolitan Vancouver are facing two options for expanding transit service in the region -- and a hard decision about how to generate the funding to make it happen.
Nov 11, 2010 The Vancouver Sun
While cities across the country are raising fees to counteract the recession, the village of Schaumburg, Illinois is bucking the trend and decreasing or even eliminating municipal fees.
Sep 30, 2010 NBC