City Hall Warns Property Owners of Delays in Assessment ReviewsThe initial reviews of about 25,000 property assessments won't be completed before the deadline to file a formal appeal, so the city is urging property owners to proceed without waiting.
Controversial, Contentious Budget Was Hallmark of Phila. Council's Legislative SeasonAfter months of debate, Council president Darrell Clarke says he's proud of the final version of the Actual Value Initiative that Council has approved.
City Council Skeptical About Nutter's Property Assessors; Hires AuditorCity Council wants to put Mayor Nutter's property assessors under the microscope.
Philadelphia Controller Says New Property Assessments Are Even Less AccurateAnd tAlan Butkovitz says the administration needs to reassess its reassessments.
Councilman Wants To Subpoena Nutter Administration Over Property RevaluationsCouncilman at-large David Oh says questions abound over the accuracy of the new assessments, and he says the methodology released last week did not clear up how the new property values were calculated.
City Council Asks OPA To Release AVI FormulasCity Council members are inching closer to getting the nitty-gritty on how the Nutter Administration came up with new assessments for every property in the city.
On Day 2 Of Budget Hearings, Council To Grill Office Of Property Assessment On AVIPhiladelphia City Council today gets a chance to grill the Office of Property Assessment, which compiled the numbers behind the new assessments going out that have generated a lot of anxiety in the neighborhoods.
Reassessment Plan Prompts Council ConcernsMayor Nutter's plan to reassess every single property in Philadelphia came under the microscope during a City Council hearing, with lawmakers voicing concern that longtime residents may face 'sticker shock' at year's end.
New Assessment Chief Promises More Checks Of Tax-Exempt PropertiesPhiladelphia City Hall's new top property assessor tells City Council members that his evaluators will make sure tax-exempt properties are checked more frequently, to make sure they are what they advertise.