Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Congrats to RenewShaw...

...this news story on Channel 7 last night is surely a direct result of Shaw Rez's blogging on March 19th!!

D.C. Church Avoids Paying Taxes on Vacant Properties

WASHINGTON - A D.C. church is under fire for its efforts to avoid paying taxes. Now, some residents in the District's Shaw neighborhood are calling the Shiloh Baptist church downright shady.

Shiloh Baptist stands tall in Shaw, but instead of being a pillar of the community, some of its neighbors consider it a pain.

In the shadow of the towering Shiloh Baptist church sit seven of its down-at-heel properties. Owners of the vacant buildings are supposed to pay much higher real estate taxes, but not Shiloh.

Good work!!

The more attention that can be brought to this chronic problem the better...

Fenty wants to charge us for streetlights now (!)...
when he should just be looking to slumlords to pay their fair share of taxes!!

1 comment:

Shaw Rez said...

Thanks, Mr. Q! Fingers crossed that Class 3 Vacant taxes on these properties are collected for the year 2008...

There's a CCCA meeting next week at which a comprehensive report on vacant properties in Shaw will be presented. The administration of the Class 3 tax/classification is apparently a mess, so it's no wonder it's not as effective as it could/should be.