Drip, drip, drip, watch your tax dollars go down the drain.
Have you seen all the "Don't Let Tax, Water, Or Repair Charges Come Between You and Your Property" full-page ads in many daily and weekly newspapers? Even worse was the 104-page supplement that appeared in the Daily News on February 12.
It lists the name of every New Yorker who owes real estate tax or water, sewer and other property-related charges to the City of New York. Is this the best way the departments of Finance, Environmental Protection and Housing Preservation and Development can spend taxpayer dollars?
Why can't all three agencies compare their respective lists of people who owe money with those filing city and state tax returns? Surely the technology exists to place a lien on any refunds.
You could also extend citizens the courtesy of a telephone call, letter or email informing them of their overdue obligations.