Minneapolis Drops Demand for Property Tax Payments Before Allowing Demolition of Ruined Buildings
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
In parts of riot-ravaged Minneapolis, Minnesota, property owners hoping to remove the broken remains of the businesses had run into a powerful bureaucratic roadblock: the taxman.
According to local reports, the city was refusing to issue demolition permits because sit said state law prohibited issuing such permits unless all property taxes had been paid in full.
That was a tall order for many businesses, which had been closed because of the coronavirus, only to be destroyed in riots.
But here’s a glimmer of good news in this Catch-22 tale. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the city is backing down on its property tax demands:
Minneapolis property owners have complained that the policy was slowing the recovery and turning piles of debris into safety hazards. The situation is different in St. Paul, which has been issuing demolition permits without requiring the prepayment of the second half of 2020 property taxes, which are due in October.
[Mayor Jacob] Frey said the city will begin issuing permits and waiving demolition fees for any properties damaged in the riots “irrespective of whether taxes have been paid.”
A small victory for common sense – even if it took a lot of complaining, and some public shaming, to happen.
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Demand an answer as to the purpose of property taxes. Does it not INCLUDE police and fire protection of property. If it wasn’t provided FOR ANY REASON, they refuse to pay the ransom demands,
No democratic taxes are so they can live high off the hog, give out welfare, take care of those unwilling to work for a living, protecting illegals and protecting the rioters.
That’s all democrats know is Tax, Tax, Tax until there is nothing left or left working for.
That’s it Democrat leaders enjoy the injection of power you think you have because it will all come to an ending for you soon enough! We Americans won’t forget who not to vote for when you run again for office!!
I am born and raised Minnesotan and the Twin Cities has been destroyed by democrats nothing but a sewer. I moved my family out of there years ago would never go back. All of these business owners should ban together and sue. Gov Waltz is such an unqualified loser he should actually be arrested for what him and that stupid city council has done to the city.
better still let the property owners stop paying taxes altogether!what are they going to do then?
The businesses should flat out leave the city. Let the politicians and tose who voted for them and the rioters eat feces and die.
I will never understand the appeal people see for cities. All I have ever seen in a city is the ugliness of concrete and steel. Give me the farming life forever. I love living in upstate N.Y., never been to N.Y.C., nor would I ever go there. We agree with most people up here, we hate New Yourkers too. Wish it would drop into the ocean like all cities should. Even tried to divide from N.Y.C. in 2017, but Mussolini(Coumo) told people so many lies(nothing new) that prevented it from happening.
i left connecticut 42 years ago to move a company (dictaphone corp) to florida.we left there because of the unions.my city (melbourne) was ranked last year as the 26th best city to live in the us.we have low crime,low taxes,right to work,and affordable housing! plus the beaches!unfortunately new yorkers move here and bring their democrat ideology with them,forgetting why they left ny in the first place!
Consider this: N.Y.C. has a Problem and that problem is GOD/Jesus Christ! N.Y.C. is home to the U.N. and the U.N. Bldg. But, as sure as I am typing, that Bldg and N.Y.C. will be destroyed! See Zephaniah 3:6-8 KJV SEE vs 3 and SEE “the TWIN TOWERS” their towers are desolate!! GOD HATES (Ecclesiastes 3:8 KJV) the U.N. and HE will destroy the same! I HATE N.Y.C> The only thing I liked about that wretched city was…LEAVING!!!
You folks just keep on electing those wonderful Demoncraps, they’ll stand behind you, about 3 miles away.
all these cities left to abuse, refuse and decay look exactly as portrayed in so many dystopic films
their governance appears just as power-crazed as the unholy alliance between thuggish ganglords and OCP in ‘Robocop’
I’d have moved from this psychotic site. L-O-N-G ago.
They shouldn’t have to pay any taxes at all since it was a failure of the mayor and other governing bodies to do their job – the one they are paid to do which is to protect lives and property. There was no attempt to put the rioting down which should have been met with a decisive and swift armed response.
“For the love of money is the root of all evil:…1 Tim 6:10 KJV (ONLY)