U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Long Island
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-28-2012, 07:55 PM
 
152 posts, read 206,713 times
Reputation: 134

Advertisements

Several months ago my Village voted to exceed the 2% property tax cap. Now they come up with a budget with a 4.5% increase.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-28-2012, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Village of Patchogue, NY
1,116 posts, read 1,394,094 times
Reputation: 546
what village is that? Patchogue is having a public hearing on the 4th to decide if they should exceed the 2%...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2012, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Hempstead
330 posts, read 271,825 times
Reputation: 277
What good is a tax cap if a local government can just vote to exceed it? Sounds like pitchfork and torch time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Long Island
5,827 posts, read 5,397,510 times
Reputation: 2626
justification?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
14,281 posts, read 18,260,509 times
Reputation: 5116
60% of the voters (a supermajority) is needed to vote yes in order to exceed the 2% tax cap in any given school district.

There is a group on Facebook, Save LI Schools, which has close to 6,000 members all seeking fair funding for LI schools. Did you know that on average, school districts upstate receive almost $6600 in aid per student while LI schools receive 30% less -- $4,400.00?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
14,281 posts, read 18,260,509 times
Reputation: 5116
FWIW my district is estimated to be 5.5% if voters agree to pierce the cap.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
16,390 posts, read 18,938,007 times
Reputation: 6923
Quote:
Originally Posted by OhBeeHave View Post
60% of the voters (a supermajority) is needed to vote yes in order to exceed the 2% tax cap in any given school district.

There is a group on Facebook, Save LI Schools, which has close to 6,000 members all seeking fair funding for LI schools. Did you know that on average, school districts upstate receive almost $6600 in aid per student while LI schools receive 30% less -- $4,400.00?
Isn't it different for Villages than for School Districts (such as no public vote for Villages to exceed the cap, just a 60% vote of officials)?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
14,281 posts, read 18,260,509 times
Reputation: 5116
The Case for a Cap

It would appear the answer is "It all depends."

At the BoE meeting Tuesday, our Superintendent indicated 60% of voters in the district.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2012, 05:58 PM
 
142 posts, read 352,733 times
Reputation: 126
All school districts would need 60% of voters but some local government has some type of board where the 60% could mean 3 out of 5 board members. Much easier for the local gov to override.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Hempstead
330 posts, read 271,825 times
Reputation: 277
So there is no tax cap.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $94,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Long Island

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2015, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top