Lou Magazzu insisted that he decreased county taxes for all taxpayers at a recent candidate’s forum. Short of saying that Lou LIED, we will provide you Vineland property owners with a chart provided by one of our Vineland supporters.
We assumed a median property value of $109,000 for this demonstration. The light blue depicts your Vineland Municipal share of your tax bill. The purple is the portion that Lou Magazzu’s freeholders are taking out of your wallet. These figures are from 2000 til 2009.
As you can see, Vineland has had some increases, and that should have you worried. However, take a look at what Lou Magazzu’s county has done to your wallet.
Vineland provides many services, such as trash collection, police protection, and many other services that you do not see but create a better quality of life. Most of the county services charge you a fee, and on top of that, your property taxes have gone through the roof!
In 2000 you were paying the county less than $1150 for the privilege of living in Cumberland County. In 2009 you are paying $1915. That is a 60% increase. Have you seen a 60% increase in services from the County?
So one more time, we are asking Lou Magazzu to show us HIS property tax bills. PROVE to us that you lowered taxes. Lou, your silence is deafening!