• Editorial,  Lead News,  new canaan,  Opinion,  property taxes

    Editorial: Do local property taxes matter?

    A couple of years ago a few readers said they were insulted when the Advertiser commented that no residents had come out in public to speak to the Town officials who were putting together expense budgets and tax rates. The Advertiser surmised that either residents and commercial property owners are not much affected by an increase in local property taxes, or they were not willing to reveal that taxes actually do matter to their households or tenants. Whatever the reason, there was not a peep from the public as elected and appointed officials and Town staff spent over three months, as they do every year, fine-tooth-combing a new budget. Last…