Funding our Schools
I’m open to looking at reforming our parcel tax system in which 100 units rented as apartments pay one parcel tax, and 100 units sold as condos or single family homes pay 100 parcel taxes. Switching to a per unit, instead of per parcel, system is a possible remedy that would remove this inequity (and wouldn’t affect the parcel tax homeowners pay). This has the potential to bring a significant amount of funding back to our schools. FUSHD parcel tax is $98 a year and CUSD parcel tax is $150 a year; tax exemptions are available to Senior residents. While renters themselves wouldn’t pay these taxes, the burden could be shifted to them (about $250 a year). I would want to hear from the public to see if this is a reform that the community wanted.