Archive for July 2nd, 2004

2nd July

First Published in The New York Sun, July 2, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

Fernando Ferrer, the former Bronx borough president, recently weighed in on Mayor Bloomberg’s now-stalled $400 homeowner tax rebate. He is against the program. Not because it is a gimmick and not because it isn’t enough, or it isn’t equitable. If elected, Mr. Ferrer would like to see his government flush with taxpayer money, so he can figure out new ways to spend more. 

    Council Speaker Miller had a better idea: rolling back last year’s ill-advised property tax increase by a flat percentage. But Mr. Miller failed to successfully push his perfectly reasonable alternative.  (more…)