Property taxes for climate change. What’s next?

In case you haven’t heard, Iowa City is proposing a 24-cent increase per $1,000 assessed in the emergency fund portion of their property tax levy in order to fight climate change. They intend to use this nearly $1 million in new revenue for reducing carbon emissions by offering incentives to property owners, planting trees, and providing educational programs.

An op-ed submitted by ITR President Chris Ingstad about this issue has been published by multiple news sources. Use one of the links below to read the article:

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