Bill would exempt some from yearly tax relief form: "under Councilman Patrick Dowd's legislation, residents 50 and older would only have to fill out the city's Act 77 tax relief form once. Then they would have their assessments frozen until they moved or reported an increase in income."
Making a tax freeze is a guarantee way to advance corruption, unfairness, and plant all sorts of other bad karma nasty ramifications.
This is politics 101 for dummies and Dowd seems to be the one who wants to go there now.
Pandering. Unsustainable. Unethical in the end.
The entire Allegheny County re-assessment boondoggle came about because of a 'freeze mentality.' Their bogus fix is a turn-back the clock solution. Live in the past. Stay there.
Meanwhile, the city and region shrink some more.
Dowd, or someone else, should take the high road on these important matters of self governance.