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Editorial: To reval or not reval: City faces tough decision

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The city of Schenectady, and many of the property owners who pay taxes to the city, would be taking a big chance by pushing for another citywide revaluation of properties. At some point, they’re going to have to decide whether the risks are worth the rewards. City leaders plan to meet on Aug. 4 to discuss the issue, which has reared its head in the wake of complaints about assessments being too high compared to ...

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July 29, 2014
6:23 a.m.

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Schdy homeowners cannot afford any increase in property taxes- Every residential
home needs a decrease. Commercial property should have a higher tax rate, GE and Union College should be paying more and the Mayor and City Council needs to focus laser light on reducing the costs that are the biggest burden of City Budget- Police salaries, all overtime and trash expense, City owned vehicles etc. All perks should be eliminated. What is being done to significantly lower these expenses?