By: Diane Benjamin
Yes Facts do matter.
Comparisons between Normal and Bloomington are not available, but the other cities are.
City property tax rates are meaningless to compare because a City with higher Assessed Values doesn’t need a tax rate as high as cities with lower values!
A $150,000 house in Bloomington could sell for $120,000 or less in Decatur. Decatur needs a higher tax rate to collect the same amount of tax as Bloomington.
A better comparison is the Cost of Living. Champaign and Bloomington are close to equal – Bloomington is MORE expensive than the others!
Yes Tari, #FactsMatter.
The media won’t demand he use them, that means you must.