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File #: 191438    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/17/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/21/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution directing the City Assessor’s Office to implement a program to contact tenants of commercial tax-exempt buildings regarding participation in the City’s Fair Share PILOT program.
Sponsors: ALD. COGGS, ALD. LEWIS, ALD. STAMPER
Attachments: 1. Hearing Notice List

Number

191438

 

Version

ORIGINAL

 

Reference

 

Sponsors

ALD. COGGS, LEWIS AND STAMPER

 

Title

Resolution directing the City Assessor’s Office to implement a program to contact tenants of commercial tax-exempt buildings regarding participation in the City’s Fair Share PILOT program.

 

Analysis

This resolution directs the City Assessor’s Office to implement a program to contact tenants of commercial tax-exempt buildings regarding their interest in participating in the City’s Fair Share PILOT program.

 

Body

Whereas, The 2020 Adopted City Budget contains a footnote (Footnote #12), directing the City Assessor’s Office to implement a plan to contact tenants of commercial tax-exempt buildings gauge their interest in the City’s Fair Share PILOT program; and

 

Whereas, A resolution is required to effectuate the intent of this footnote; and

 

Whereas, The City is under ever-mounting financial pressure from a combination of rising pension obligations, stagnant shared revenues and forced reliance on property taxes; and

 

Whereas, Non-profits and other tax-exempt entities do not pay property taxes, nevertheless benefit from infrastructure and services paid for by Milwaukee property owners; and

 

Whereas, Increasing participation in the City’s Fair Share PILOT program will help alleviate the City’s increasingly difficult fiscal situation; and

 

Whereas, Tenants of commercial-nonprofit buildings have a legitimate interest and stake in the City’s Fair Share PILOT program; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Common Council directs the City Assessor’s Office to implement a program to contact tenants of the City’s commercial tax-exempt buildings to gauge interest among these tenants in the City’s Fair Share PILOT program and to present its findings within 4 months of adoption of this resolution.

 

Requestor

 

Drafter

LRB 175637-1

Christopher H. Hillard