Detroit’s Ombudsman says a snafu in the finance department has created anxiety for homeowners.
WWJ Newsradio 950’s Florence Walton reports some Detroiters got two tax bills and others got none.
Nearly 60,000 Detroit property tax bills were mailed out with the wrong interest rate.
“In an environment where we are told on a daily basis that the city is broke, it makes absolutely no sense what-so-ever that the city can not get their game together so that they collect money and collect it on time.” City ombudsman, Dorian Brown, says her office has been swamped with calls.
“Service delivery is linked to the resources the city has to provide them, this is outrageous that the city is not prioritizing the collection of tax money which is needed to provide the services we all deserve.” Brown stated.
“It’s the year 2011, we’ve got all kinds of technology, we’ve got an administration that tweets for Gods sake, but we can not manage to get tax bills out, and money is so desperately needed in this community, that’s a problem.” Brown continued.
Deadline for paying detroit property taxes has been extended to Jan. 19, due to the holiday and budget furlough days.