City Hall: Fewer AVI Appeals Than Expected

CBS Philly reports that just 5 percent of the city’s homewners—22,000 homes in all—have appealed their new assessments made under the recently enacted Actual Value Initiative. Mayoral spokesman Mark McDonald’s take? “There are a very large number of individuals who are pretty satisfied, think the assessment is pretty close to what they think they could sell their property for,” he told the TV station. That’s one possibility. The other? Ninety-five percent of Philadelphians are simply used to City Hall giving them a raw deal by now—so why peep up?