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NYC Property Tax Panel Sets Hearings to Air Recommended Changes

Feb. 28, 2020, 10:12 PM

A panel weighing changes in New York City’s widely criticized property tax system will hold a series of public hearings starting next month.

The city Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform announced the launch of hearings Friday, the day after a mid-level state appeals court dismissed a lawsuit by real estate interests and civil rights groups seeking to have the system declared unconstitutional.

  • The court decision, barring a reversal by the state’s highest tribunal, effectively left the commission process as the only viable path to pursue changes to improve the system’s fairness and transparency.
  • The panel—which issued preliminary recommendations in ...

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