City of Brookfield new construction at 1%

That’s what we read this morning. Of course, we knew that was growth in assessed value was about that last June. Under the state revenue caps, the property tax levy – the total taxes collected – are allowed to rise 2%. That means you will get bitten a little harder than usual, since you are making up a 1% difference.

Let the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth begin. The city has been stashing money for about 7 years now. There’s no reason for City Hall to complain. Dipping into the stash for actual needs for a change, not fabricated needs like relocating fire stations to keep west-side voters happy, won’t break the bank.