Got my new tax bill from Long Beach. Does anyone know what this 6.11% inherited accumulated deficit reduction charge is?? Having just been devastated by Sandy and our city leaders (spenders) are banging us for more taxes from years ago.
paul.d.spellman December 31, 2012 at 08:30 AM
That is a sign that you (and countless rubes in this town) have no clue what goes on in our city government. Push the rock to the side and go down to city hall on the First and Third Tuesdays @ 7:00PM
Tonto Hertzberg December 31, 2012 at 12:10 PM
The REAL a**holes are the folks that I voted with on election day 2012. These morons were voting for Ryan/Romney and the rest of the crowd that wants to kill FEMA.............these idiots were doing this via voting booths from 1990s because there was no power. Idiots
Tonto Hertzberg December 31, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Some of these morons were union members that were voting for anti-labor rats like Ryan and anti FEMA garbage like Romney.............all in one vote....lol
Neutron December 31, 2012 at 01:28 PM
The inherited accumulated deficit reduction charge is an additional charge to pay off about $10 million in debt the city accumulated previously. According to the City Council and City Manager, it is a temporary charge (yes...tax) that will be in place for 3 years, to pay down the debt.
Eddie December 31, 2012 at 02:00 PM
That's the price you pay for re-electing Democrats. You'll see that charge, plus a 16% increase each year for the next four years. Last time you elected Democrats you saw a 28% tax increase. This time it will be 55%. My Long Beach taxes now exceed my school taxes. We're the highest taxed city in the nation. Thank you Democrats.
Tony in Long Beach December 31, 2012 at 10:39 PM
FEMA was a joke, SBA was an insult, the response from city hall was a slap in the face. What I can tell you that while I am currently displaced I will not be so quiet on Election Day.
Tony in Long Beach December 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM
The crew has to go from the top down and bow thier heads as they leave town to avoid being tarred and feathered. We were promised that the city would not rest until we are all back in our homes. This is an insult to the taxpayers of our fine city.
Tony in Long Beach December 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM
My home sits the way it did after sandy needing repairs but the insurance adjusters refuse to get thier act together. The banks hold our money having us wait on a adjusters report that is still months away. What has city hall done, nothing.
Tony in Long Beach December 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Let me say it again, not one nail in the boardwalk, not one seat put back in place before our homes are made whole. We are long beach, the residents who live here 365 days a year.
Tony in Long Beach December 31, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Shame on you !!!!!
Tony in Long Beach December 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM
And,,,,oh yeah, there is some guy, Joe Sonnona that would be my pick for the top on down overhaul of our city leadership. He earned he right to call himself a leader by getting out everyday and helping but for no other reason to help.
Hamburger January 01, 2013 at 08:24 AM
There would be no tax increase if Sofield hadn't squandered the "rainy day fund"
Hamburger January 01, 2013 at 08:36 AM
Tony, you should check back with FEMA. Seems to be taking too long. I got my loot several weeks ago and it was a fairly smooth process


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