Fulop – From Darling to Demon

From the Jersey Journal:

Jersey City residents protest tax reval: ‘You’re taking our homes away from us’

Dozens of Downtown residents protested outside City Hall today to call attention to exorbitant tax increases they could see as a result of the citywide property revaluation.

Carrying signs and protesting the new assessments that were released last month on their homes, the residents said their tax bills could double or even triple.

“You’re taking our homes away from us. People who have lived here for 80 years are going to lose their homes,” said Christina Szpala, 55. “The people standing around me are not millionaires. It’s not our fault you’ve built up this city the way you have and given abatements to all these developers. We’re the people you’re supposed to protect and you’re throwing us out.”

This process, the first citywide reval since 1988, is intended to match every property’s assessment — its value on city tax rolls — with its true market value.

The 30-year delay between revals is leading to skyrocketing projected tax hikes, especially Downtown, where property values since 1988 have risen dramatically. In other parts of the city, like Society Hill and Country Village, homeowners have been told to expect dramatic tax cuts.

One man said today his annual tax bill could jump from $7,000 to $16,000, another’s from $10,000 to $30,000.

“This reval is an insult,” said Alexander Caldron. “This is middle class gentrification.”

Szpala and others said local residents could get pushed out as a result. She proposed phasing in the tax increases, adding that “it shouldn’t happen all at one time, say over a 5-year period.”

“We’re all working class people, we don’t have million-dollar incomes,” she said.

Mayor Steve Fulop has said a phase-in is not possible, noting to a group of homeowners at a neighborhood meeting earlier this month that phasing in tax hikes would mean asking other property owners to wait for their full tax cut.

“This is obviously a very, very imperfect situation,” Fulop said then.

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25 Responses to Fulop – From Darling to Demon

  1. Mike says:

    Good morning New Jersey

  2. Mike says:

    That’s scary

  3. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Jc homeowners can cry me a river! Sell if you don’t like it. Times change, get with the times. No way in hell should your property taxes be lowered on the backs of others just because you can’t afford it…..time to sell, collect your huge profit, and move on.

  4. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Besides, lots of these cry babies are landlords making how much money on rent and appreciation ? Cry me a river!

  5. Bored Poster says:

    Question to ExPat.

    Do you think that Obama may have targeted Trumps’ people because 1) personal beef with the whitey cracker orange hair, or 2) preliminary evidence from signal and human intelligence showed that Donnie was as full of hole/ compromised as Swiss cheese, and it could be argued that under certain sections of various late 40’s/50’s national security laws that president has a duty to ensure that any incoming president and his people are not going to be “Manchurian” in nature.

    General Musing post, before it becomes the pumpkin show.

    I love the NRA is getting its comeuppance. This is not about the 2nd amendment. It’s just another entity under “locust boomer” leadership showing its moral and intellectual bankruptcy. Another moment that shows that “ideology” is more important than reality – very USSR Commie style. Another turn in the road that our American society has to tolerate until theses bastard are dead and buried.

  6. Very Stable Genius says:

    thanks Donald

    We live in a country marked by more hatred, division, polarization, mistrust, polarization and tribalism than I’ve ever seen or experienced . At the heart of it is raw fear, which makes us smaller and obliterates our humanity.

  7. Hold my beer says:

    The rest of nj subsidized jc for 30 years. As pumps said cry me a river.

  8. Fast Eddie says:

    We live in a country marked by more hatred, division, polarization, mistrust, polarization and tribalism than I’ve ever seen or experienced . At the heart of it is raw fear, which makes us smaller and obliterates our humanity.

    The Obama transformation.

  9. 3b says:

    Fast! Exactly!

  10. Alex says:

    Grim, another lead-article home run.

    Those property tax payers that are facing DOUBLE or TRIPLE increases in property taxes who are expecting empathy or some kind remedy such as a phase-in to blunt the shock of such an increase are in for a rude awakening. The government wants their money and they want their money NOW!

  11. leftwing says:

    “This is obviously a very, very imperfect situation,” Fulop said then.



  12. Fast Eddie says:


    I’ve said it repeatedly. History will mark the period when liberalism destroyed this once great country at the behest of a hand-picked puppet. He was schooled with Alinsky fundamentals. The time was ripe because the country as a whole was dumb-downed enough to accept the ruse.

  13. Njnw says:

    At the heart of it are progressive lies. Namely that diversity as a goal and plurality will produce a harmonious society. Complete and utter bullshlt.

  14. Fast Eddie says:

    Liberals don’t know what they don’t know – it’s the reason they’re angry and resentful. They’re frustrated because they can’t find the key to their happiness. It’s forever elusive. In comes the progressive leaders with cunning and guile who will nurture and cherish them. They will guide them and demand compensation for the injustice they had to endure. Come, join us, we have an endless list of victims!

  15. nwnj says:

    Apparently they have started to run out of victims so they are importing them wh0lesale from abroad. It’s sheer panic in the DNC at the thought of secure borders and rational immigration.

  16. Hold my beer says:

    Looks like the snowflakes are taking over today

  17. Hold my beer says:

    Left wing,

    I like how they will do another evaluation in 2019 because they expect the new tax evaluations to tank values. Lol.

  18. Ex-Jersey says:

    11:08 Trump had emboldened cocksuckers like you Eddie. You are bold now. Suck a dick.

  19. Ex-Jersey says:

    Eddie. Suck A C*ck U Cuck.

  20. Fast Eddie says:

    As I said, they’re angry and resentful and some on this board are getting worse.

  21. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    NY, DC, and CA liberals are so unhinged they don’t even realize that their ranks are dwindling, on their way to extinction. I suspect the really young are going to organize their own different flavor of lefty lunacy and the wrinkled up “left”-overs (the deep left?) will have to hit the bricks with their mega-millions gathered through decades of graft and corruption.

    The CA left isn’t even backing Feinstein for re-election.

  22. Stupid Is says:

    4:26 Anyone is their right mind would be displeased with the group of bottom feeding misfits inhabiting the White House. Just because they are “white men” as you so frequently lack to remind the world they are dirtbags and imbeciles. I have never seen anything like it and hope it ends quickly and without complete destruction of the Country. You have proven time and time again to be part and parcel to this Band of Imbeciles.

  23. chicagofinance says:

    Why do I feel as if the Russians have been trolling these threads for the past few weeks?

  24. Yo! says:

    Reason for crowded buses and trains across northern NJ: New York City jobs up 750,000 since 2009. Yup, up three quarters of a million. And most of these jobs pay well too.

  25. SorryToLeave says:

    Hahahahaha. The liberals will hold up their signs complaining… and the taxes will stay just like they are.

    Learn from Miami-Dade. You recall the scum that raised the taxes.

    Don’t worry – it won’t happen.


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