By Mike Dunn
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Tonight brings two meetings — the first of dozens expected this month — staged by the Nutter Administration to reach residents who are confused or upset by their new property assessments.
Mayor Nutter readily admits there’s a lot of confusion over AVI, particularly because the impact on your budget won’t be known until a tax rate and relief measures are finalized. So his aides are launching a series of meetings throughout the month — including two tonight — to answer residents’ questions about the new assessments:
“Making sure that people just understand the piece of paper that was delivered to their home, and what is this really about, and what does it really mean: we deserve to try to give people an extraordinary level of outreach.”
Nutter says the meetings will be held in all neighborhoods at times convenient for all.
“These sessions will be all over the city: night sessions, daytime sessions, during the week, on the weekend, telephone town halls,” Nutter said. “We want people to be engaged.”
Thursday night’s meetings are at the American Heritage Federal Credit Union, 2060 Red Lion Road, and at the Joseph Coleman Library, 68 West Chelten Avenue. Both sessions run from 6-9pm.
The full schedule of meetings is available at www.phila.gov/opa.