The Mayor and the City Council Members have approved a property tax hike of over 8% for 2009.
This doesn’t shock me and it shouldn’t shock any property owners in this waste land that we call New Rochelle. Queen City of the Sound, please, more like Slut Kicked to the Curb. But that my friends is another story I’m working on. Anyway, they have all voted to raise our property taxes over 8%, despite the negative economic conditions that many of us our currently experiencing. New Rochelle has increased its school and property taxes for many years, but what have we been getting out of it as tax payers? Our politicians tell us that we live in a great city. I say Prove it! What’s there in this so great city to do? Nothing! Ever since Idoni became Mayor in 1991 New Rochelle’s quality of life and business have suffered tremendously. Idoni and Bramson have rapped our city. Many shady deals have been made under their administration. Deals that have caused indisputable economic damage to the City of New Rochelle. New Roc City should never have been. New Rochelle needed to bring back a Mall like structure that would have brought in businesses that the people of New Rochelle have been absent with since Macy’s closed down in 1992 and has never been replaced. The Avalon project has been nothing but a burden for New Rochelle. New Rochelle, under Idoni, made a deal with Avalon Properties that they do not have to pay taxes for 30 years. Nice deal right? But for who? Definitely not for the City or its taxpayers. Trump Towers New Rochelle, what a waste of great retail space. You can once again thank Idoni for this one as well. Could you imagine what kind of retail establishment could have been developed on both the New Roc property and the Trump property! Imagine the revenue that it would have brought into New Rochelle, the jobs it would have created, the taxes it would have generated. But once again, what did you expect from Idoni. And what do we expect from Bramson, except for business as usual. Under these two administrations, we have witnesses everything but good. Our school system has continuously dropped in student performance, Main Street is becoming a Ghost Town, unless you want your nails done and looking for a dollar store. People, please wake up. Let us stand up for our rights! Our politicians are bleeding us dry and they don’t care one bit. Take a really good look around. I mean a really good look with eyes wide open. New Rochelle is beyond disgusting. New Rochelle is a Sad Sad City. And we allowed Idoni and Bramson to make it this way.