Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Comptroller Brad Lander Kicks Off Month-long Listening Tour on Property Tax and Trash Improvements

Residents can air questions and concerns about trash and taxes to the Comptroller at townhalls on North Shore of Staten Island, Northeast Bronx, East Brooklyn, South Brooklyn, Southeast Queens.

 Through the month of May, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander will host a series of townhalls on property tax inequities and sanitation conditions across the city. Residents are encouraged to bring feedback and ideas for how city government can better serve their neighborhoods to public forums held both in person and virtually. The Comptroller’s office also launched an online survey asking for resident feedback on sanitation services open to anyone in New York City.

“A just recovery for New York City requires getting the basics right. We need our city government to prioritize clean, safe and affordable neighborhoods, so that all our communities can thrive. The best way to address those issues is by working together to identify problems and design solutions. That’s why we’re coming to neighborhoods across the city to talk trash and taxes — to talk with New Yorkers about how city government can do better on key issues in urban life,” said Comptroller Brad Lander.

The five question survey asks constituents to rank and describe the quality of sanitation services in their neighborhoods. The questions asks about whether or not sanitation has improved or worsened in the last year, food scraps and yard waste composting, and other feedback.

The Comptroller has spoken out in support of overhauling New York’s confusing and inequitable property tax system, and released a budget report in March outlining key recommendations.

The townhalls will be hosted at:

  • North Shore Staten Island— May 3rd at the Staten Island Museum
  • Northeast Bronx—May 12th at Albert Tuitt Senior Educational Campus 921 E 228th St
  • East Brooklyn—May 17th at Hope Gardens Community Center
  • South Brooklyn—May 23rd at PS 170
  • Southeast Queens—June 1st at Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center
  • Virtual—June 7th

To RSVP, visit Office of the NYC Comptroller Events | Eventbrite

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