Property Tax Reform Commission to Launch Next Round of Public Hearings

The NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform announced that the first hearing following the release of its preliminary report will take place on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Petrides School Auditorium (C-Building) at 715 Ocean Terrace on Staten Island.

On Jan. 31, 2020, the commission released a preliminary report with 10 initial recommendations to make NYC’s property tax system simpler, clearer, and fairer. The commission was formed by Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson in 2018 with a mandate to reform NYC’s property tax system to achieve these goals while ensuring there’s no reduction in revenue used to fund essential city services. The full report can be found here.

To ensure the commission hears from all those interested, speakers should plan to speak for no more than three minutes. Commission members may use additional time to ask the speaker questions. Elected officials will be given the opportunity to speak first; all other participants will be heard in the order in which they sign up when they arrive at the hearing.

Speakers may (but need not) submit their presentations ahead of time by emailing them to or uploading them through an online portal here. The commission will be holding public hearings in all five boroughs and will be scheduling hearings in other boroughs soon.