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February 23, 2018

Golden, Malliotakis and Harris Fall Short on State Property Tax Legislation for Bay Ridge



Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis unsuccessfully ran for Mayor in 2017. She talked about property tax reform. Malliotakis is a state legislature and had a way to control the property tax in NYS for a long time. Senator Andy Lanza introduced bill S1214A which establishes a 2% limitations upon real property tax levies in cities of over 1,000,000 (unless City Council has a 2/3 vote to override he levy cap). Michael Cusick in the Assembly sponsored the bill.



Why didn’t they freeze property taxes for areas like Bay Ridge and Staten Island that over taxed?  Why didn’t they change the tax rate? What about rebates for property tax owners who have been over taxed?


At the start of February, we thought Nicole Malliotakis woke up and was going to write a great property tax bill, but as usual Malliotakis falls short.


The state controls the tax too so blaming the Mayor isn’t beneficial.  Councilman Borelli’s bill for the city seems to be a game changer.  Borelli urged residents to encourage their state reps to back a tax bill. When I asked him this week if there was a state bill, he said no.






Senator Golden and Assemblywoman Malliotakis should be writing several bills as their areas have been hit hard by property taxes, yet they are just co-sponsors to this one cheap bill.  Don’t worry though, these two media hounds will fill the paper with look at what DeBlasio has done, rather than owning up to what they haven’t done


Senator Golden did manage to write four bills for the cigarette industry, yet he is only the co-sponsor of one bill for property taxes?  C’mon!  Senator Golden wrote a bill to give huge tax breaks to developers in Manhattan and he doesn’t have anything for Bay Ridge residents?  (Nicole Malliotakis voted yes to Golden’s bill.) 


 Pam Harris is indicted and we are surprised she hasn’t tried to throw her name on bill S1214A…..I hear it’s a pretty easy thing to be a co-sponsor of a bill.


In addition, Senator Golden should be making himself accessible to deBlasio so that a discussion can be held between the city and state over the property tax rates. Enough of the nonsense banter, Golden!




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