The Salem News
---- — To the editor:
It was with great interest I read the mayor’s comments from her recent inaugural speech regarding the 2014 property tax increase (“Driscoll: Unwavering commitment to Salem,” Jan. 11). She claims that the tax increase was the lowest in a decade.
Well, not for everybody. The taxes for my condo unit at Church Court Condos (and for most of the others in my building) increased from $3,500.41 in fiscal year 2013 to $3,970.30 in fiscal year 2014, a 121/2 percent increase — by far the largest annual increase in the 13 years I’ve lived here.
I’ve left a message for my newly elected ward councilor, but have yet to hear back from her. So, I’m hoping somebody could please explain this to me.