Jersey City Council At Large Candidate Dominici Wants Water & Waste Pick Up Taxes Revoked

Jersey City Council At Large Candidate Elvin Dominici submitted the following letter to the editor to Hudson TV this afternoon.  Dominici wants the city to revoke the water and waste pick up taxes:

 

Revoke the Water and Waste Pick up Tax.

By Elvin Dominici in collaboration with Caroline Algernon

This is an election year, which means that our city’s politicians are making promises to win the votes of residents. I believe that our fellow Jersey City residents are already aware of the tactics used to fool smart, hardworking people. We are all aware of the unscrupulous measures occurring in the city’s budget to disguise hidden fees.

This is the reason why the current administration is using the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) in order to collect the extra money to make up the deficit in the city’s budget. Transparency and accountability have been missing in our City Council for the last eight years and most of the councilmembers are puppets in the political jungle that is ruled by our current administration. This is a failed leadership in our city government who do not have the well-being of the local, hardworking Jersey City residents at heart

We need to stand together in order to repeal this shameful Water and Sewage Tax put forth by the administration through the MUA. Every single resident of Jersey City will be affected by this new tax. Therefore, it is our responsibility to stand together and ensure that we stop this abusive tax increase. This is the reason why I am working with community advocates and independent leaders in an effort to Stop the Water Tax. Please sign it and support this initiative:

 https://bit.ly/StoptheWaterTax

Change in yearly payment by property when waste is billed by water use

Impact on average by neighborhood

Average property value of West Side WSWS neighborhood (per 2018 reval)

$164.25

Average property value of Bergen Lafayette BGJH neighborhood (per 2018 reval)

$176.93

Average property value of Palus Hook Downtown Neighborhood (per 2018 reval)

($71.05)

Savings

Average property value of Heights Western Slope Neighborhood (per 2018 reval)

$113.59

Impact on sample individual households

Single Family Home with a value of $200,000 with a water bill of ~$130

$504.52

investment property with a value of $2,000,000 with a water bill of ~$13

($736.43)

Savings

This new Water and Sewage Tax is horrifying when we get to break down the numbers. The estimated tax increase per household is an average of over $500. This does not include the additional taxes we will have to pay our county government. By no means is this indicative of a city budget that has no tax increases for local residents. The tax increases are there but they are called by another name to hide the facts during an election year.

We must stand together in order to ensure that this Water and Sewage Tax gets repealed immediately. The residents of Jersey City cannot tolerate another bill in their household especially as everyone tries to stabilize their finances after a damaging pandemic. The lack of transparency and empathy by the administration shows the hidden tactics they take to stay in power.

It’s time to take action to prove to this administration, the residents of Jersey City will not tolerate this abuse of power in expenses of our family budgets. Join the fight and sign the petition today: https://bit.ly/StoptheWaterTax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We must stand together in order to ensure that this Water and Sewage Tax gets repealed immediately. The residents of Jersey City cannot tolerate another bill in their household especially as everyone tries to stabilize their finances after a damaging pandemic. The lack of transparency and empathy by the administration shows the hidden tactics they take to stay in power.

It’s time to take action to prove to this administration, the residents of Jersey City will not tolerate this abuse of power in expenses of our family budgets. Join the fight and sign the petition today: https://bit.ly/StoptheWaterTax

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