As part of the County Executive race, Rob Astorino has attacked George Latimer for unpaid taxes on a Rye property (the property belonged to his mother in law and the estate is still being sorted).
Now in a letter in MyRye.com, Latimer is telling voters Astorino has raised property taxes – and he is inviting citizens to use a City of Rye web site to prove it. Latimer suggests citizens compare their county taxes from 2011 to what they paid in 2017.
In fact, searching in Latimer's own house (47 Wainwright Street, Rye NY) shows Astorino has raised property tax on Latimer's own house 32% from $2,790.98 in 2011 to $3,689.42. Let's see if MyRye.com gets a comment from Astorino's spokesperson on this one.
(PHOTO: Rob Astorino raised taxes on Latimer's home in Rye 32% in just six years.)
Read Latimer's letter:
From State Senator and Westchester County Executive candidate George Latimer:
Since we're talking about taxes in the County Executive race, the City of Rye government website has a page where you can search the tax record of any parcel. It shows you the last decade of School, County and City taxes for whatever property you look up.
Rob Astorino has stated in his press and his numerous mailings that he's held the line on property taxes. So go into this database and look at your personal property taxes. Compare the 2011 County taxes you paid to the 2017 County taxes. You'll see there's a big increase in your County taxes. Big increase, not "holding the line". See for yourself.
While you're at it, search my name. You'll see one property come up – 47 Wainwright St. And you'll see all my taxes have paid. I don't own any other property in Rye.
On Election Day, if you think Rob is a better choice than me, vote for him. But before you vote, know the truth about how much taxes I've paid, and know the truth about how much taxes you've paid