On another post Anonymous wrote:
"Has anyone followed the $10 million real estate tax revenue shortfall
for the school district? By the time all appeals have run their course,
this will grow, perhaps closer to 10% of that line item budget.
have to wonder if the Solicitor will have the Board contract with CSI,
the private investigation firm, to figure out what went wrong?
Perhaps we can save the district some money.
In 2001, the district accounted for appeals, leveraging testimony by
the former finance director, and walking away with a court order from
Wettick that escrowed the difference until the appeals were complete. It
took a couple of years, but in the end the business manager was
correct. Perhaps Camarda and Joseph should have leveraged the 2001
analysis rather than fumbling in the dark.
2. The attorney that filed the case that caused the latest round of reassessment was...drumroll...Law Offices of Ira Weiss.
It is important to note that the single largest profit center at the
Law Offices of Ira Weiss is...drumroll...tax appeals on behalf of
municipalities. Congratulations counselor, your desire to make a few
more dollars will cause the City Schools $10+ million a year for years
4. The solution path would have been to work with judge Wettick to work around the Act 1 limits. What a missed opportunity.