A Simple Proposal for Lowering New York’s Property Tax Burden

Press Release from the New York State Association of Counties

County leaders strongly support efforts by all levels of government to stabilize and reduce property taxes in New York State.

The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) has put together a proposal for not only freezing, but lowering property taxes throughout the state. The proposal includes a simple and immediate solution to New York’s high property taxes. Read A Simple Proposal for Lowering New York’s Property Tax Burden for the full details.

“Governor Andrew Cuomo has made a concerted effort to reduce the size of government, both at the state and local level. The Governor has submitted proposals to encourage local governments to share services and consolidate. We agree: shared services are essential for government efficiency,” said NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario.

For decades, local governments have been achieving savings through shared service delivery and consolidation within county departments and among local governments. Over 100 examples of these projects are detailed in the report

Working Together: Local Governments Sharing Services.

NYSAC has also compiled a list of resources supporting local shared service delivery.

“It’s long past time to lower taxes on behalf of New Yorkers, but local governments can’t do it alone. Counties remain committed to working with the state to address the root cause of property taxes and will continue to implement modern and efficient local government operations by working with other units of local governments, fire districts, special purpose districts and school districts,” said NYSAC President Mark R. Alger.