HWS was not going to sue, but they were going to fight it in court.
HWS was resistant to all property owners paying their fair share of city services?
how honorable of HWS...
And they were joined by every church and most of the not-for-profits in the city. The hospital hired its own lawyers.
and there is a 25% poverty rate in the city of geneva
must be all those entities do not realize that fact
What killed the plan you were talking about
are you suggesting that resistance from HWS and the other 60% tax exempt entities did not 'kill' the plan?
What killed the plan you were talking about was the fact that not all homeowners would have gotten a lower tax rate. As an example, anyone living on a corner lot would have seen their taxes go up.
taxes would have gone down for all taxpaying homeowners
At least a couple of Council members said that unless every home owner paid less in tax, they would not vote for the benefit assessment plan.
do you agree with that flawed theory?
To eliminate poverty, you need jobs.
and how many businesses want to locate in a city where nearly 70% of the properties are off the tax rolls
County of Ontario
Municipality Tax Rate
Per $1000 AV
City of Canandaigua 6.31
City of Geneva 18.29
Town of Canandaigua 1.15
Town of Victor 0.72
Village of Victor 4.23