Council will discuss the fairness of Pasadena’s tax assessment system during a public meeting tonight.
The issues include a proposed minimum tax on vacant land, of which council will ponder the fairness.
It was raised a recent public meeting and Coun. Derrick Anthony said he feels it is always worthwhile to explore the way taxes are assessed and levied.
“Once the (minimum tax on vacant land) came out there were issues where the taxes seemed disproportionate to the value of the land,” said Anthony. “Obviously we never realized that until we heard back from some of the residents and it certainly warranted seeing what can be done about it.”
Anthony said it is hard to say at this point before the meeting what options need to be explored, and that they will need to revisit some of the tax increases and they ways those increases were applied to tax assessments to see how they’re linked.
“When you set a rate or a levy that applies to a global situation you always find that in some cases it doesn’t seem to fit,” he said.
“You know that in some cases it isn’t fair and you want to do something about it.”