Shedding Light on Property Tax Assessment and Classification
Property taxes are among the policies that CMAP is evaluating after a regional task force on state and local tax policy submitted an advisory report to the CMAP Board. Using interactive, data-driven graphics, CMAP launched a series of two issue briefs that shed light on the process of property tax assessment classification. The first issue brief explains how property taxes are determined throughout the region, providing details of how property taxes pay for services delivered by particular units of government. The second highlights how phasing out this system could make established communities more attractive for redevelopment and infill of vacant or underutilized land.
Read related posts on the Policy Updates blog on Decoding Property Taxes and Rethinking Property Tax Classification in Cook County.
The LTA home page has details of activities sponsored by the HUD Sustainable Communities grant to CMAP for support of community projects that advance the principles of GO TO 2040. Planning assistance and grants for local projects across metropolitan Chicago are now available through the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Community Planning Program and CMAP Local Technical Assistance Program at www.rtachicago.com/applications.
An interactive map of local case studies describes projects and people that exemplify the goals and objectives of GO TO 2040.
CMAP's Local Ordinances and Toolkits program provides resources to municipalities interested in pursuing policies that are aligned with GO TO 2040 recommendations.