I think he meant taxes have gone up 30%. The obvious question is "where and over what period of time?" In my limited experience as a homeowner, my taxes fluctuate up and down every year. Anecdotally, my property taxes went DOWN by 20% this year. Thanks Assembly Square!Name a place anywhere close to Boston where property taxes are 30%.
Proposition 2.5 makes it so that it is impossible for a city or town to raise property taxes on existing property more than 2.5% without an override voted on my the city or town. No city or town as a whole is having taxes go up that much. Some individual neighborhoods may, but that means that much of the rest of the city will see taxes go down. And in my experience, it isn't a 30% increase for anyone.I think he meant taxes have gone up 30%.
Somerville's taxes for next year are $10.76/$1000 or 1.076%.Somerville