An online tool will let residents see how their property tax bills will be affected by the land value tax plan. BridgeDetroit created a neighborhood database to show average savings.
Detroit’s land value tax plan is causing divisions between residents, lawmakers and city officials. Duggan says it’s a tool for the city to “fix something ourselves.”
BridgeDetroit spent the last few weeks speaking with policy experts, city officials and residents to bring some clarity to questions about the proposal.
A new bill will allow Detroit to reform its tax system, promising to cut costs for while raising taxes for owners of abandoned buildings and vacant land.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has a plan to cut taxes by 30% for homeowners while tripling taxes on vacant land. It could have major implications for revitalizing neighborhoods.