Should residents still have questions about the changes to their property taxes, the City will try to clarify matters during the course of two Telephone Town Hall meetings hosted by city officials. This is a great opportunity to take the mayor at his word:
“Our Administration has been working diligently to ensure that every citizen understands the changes at hand and participates in the relief measures available to them, especially the Homestead Exemption. These Telephone Town Halls, like the information sessions earlier this year, are critical to creating a dialogue and keeping the public engaged.”
Past complaints about the in-person information sessions was that the city reps weren’t well informed enough to answer all the questions. But these phone calls will be hosted by the cream of the crop–and the very people who puzzled all this out: Finance Director Rob Dubow, Chief Assessment Officer Richie McKeithen and Revenue Commissioner Clarena Tolson.
Telephone Town Hall No. 1
Tuesday, September 3, 7:15 pm-8:15 pm
Telephone Town Hall No. 2
Tuesday, September 10, 6:45 pm- 7:45pm
In order to participate, pre-register by logging on to www.phila.gov or calling 215-686-9200. Individuals who pre-register will receive a call from the town hall when the session begins.
Residents can also join the town hall without pre-registering by calling 1-877-229-8493 and using the ID code 111479 during the town hall session.
Don’t want to wait? Call the Office of Property Assessment Homestead/Actual Value Initiative hotline at 215-686-9200 or go online to www.phila.gov/opa. Or visit avicalculator.phila.gov to estimate property taxes for 2014.