New City, County, and School annual increase in taxes (above last year's) is $3,768
Monthly property tax increase is $314
Divided by 4 apartments is $78 extra property tax per month
So the average apartment rental monthly rate before the County's new higher value was $800. Now it will become $878.
I ask you, who is driving up the cost in the rental housing market? Specifically it is the Board of Assessors and indirectly it's Pete Liakakis because Pete is the Chairman and he and the commissioners appoint the 5 members of the BOA.
Forget that the property value is set above fair market value, disregard the fact that the Savannah real estate market has been totally FLAT over the last 12 months, don't begin considering the $54,000,000 Savannah River Landing Tax Allocation district Pete Liakakis supported and got passed and please don't ask Pete why the size and cost of Chatham County has mushroomed under his term.
The facts speak for themselves. Pete Liakakis has not made more bike lanes and bike paths a priority. He has done nothing but ignore our CAT system (declining ridership increasing costs) and as to possibly supporting curbside recycling for unincorporated Chatham County he doesn't like the idea. Why? No money for it.
Pete, if you are reading this please reread the first paragraph. You have a lot more money from me and many others. Where's it going Pete?