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NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform to Relaunch Public Hearings on Its Ten Preliminary Recommendations

April 30, 2021

Staten Island and Brooklyn virtual borough hearings scheduled for May

NEW YORK—The New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform today announced it would relaunch the public hearing process on its 10 preliminary recommendations, starting with virtual hearings for Staten Island on May 11 and Brooklyn on May 27.  Both hearings will begin at 6:00pm.  Initially delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the hearings will resume virtually. The Commission will be holding virtual hearings for all five boroughs and will be scheduling hearings in other boroughs soon.

On January 31, 2020, the Commission released a Preliminary Report with 10 initial recommendations to make NYC’s Property Tax System simpler, clearer and fairer.  The Commission was formed by Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson in 2018 with a mandate to reform NYC’s property tax system while ensuring there is no reduction in revenue used to fund essential City services.  An in-person hearing following the report’s release was initially scheduled for March 12, 2020 in Staten Island, but later postponed due to COVID-19.   

The Commission is soliciting input from the public on the 10 initial recommendations in the Preliminary Report, specifically whether they would achieve the goals of a fairer system, would be improved by certain modifications, or should be enhanced with additional recommendations.  To testify, speakers may register at the Commission’s website.  Anyone wishing to testify must register no later than 24-hours in advance.  Following registration, speakers will receive further instructions.    

Speakers may (but need not) submit their presentations ahead of time by emailing them to or uploading them through an online portal. The portal and email address may also be used by those who are unable to attend but wish to submit testimony. 

To request interpretation services please email or call 212-676-3072 by 5:00pm three business days before the hearing.  For ASL, or to request an accommodation for a disability, please email or call by 5:00pm five business days before the hearing.

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