Category Archives: Taxes

Councilor Explanation for June 7 2010 Vote #1

*Mr. Coviello and Mr. Hetjmanek tell the APT that they voted for a lower budget along with Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Spear. However, that motion failed. City Charter dictates that a budget not agreed upon by the majority of the … Continue reading

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APT Asks Council to Limit Salary Increases in New Contracts

Tuesday, 02 March 2010 The Association of Portsmouth Taxpayers submitted a request to the City Council on February 24, 2010 to limit retroactive pay and pay increases in contracts that are yet to be negotiated. Dear, Mayor and Councilors The … Continue reading

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Do We Work for the City Workers or Do They Work for Us?

Wednesday, 04 November 2009 According to the 2008 Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau, the city of Portsmouth is the second largest employer in Portsmouth. This is up from 2005 when it was the third largest employer. In 2008 the … Continue reading

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APT Votes to Revisit Tax Cap in Future

Written by Administrator Monday, 30 March 2009 APT members voted to postpone the implementation of a tax cap to show good faith for the council to work for a zero budget for FY 2010. The APT has held several meetings … Continue reading

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New Property Assessments Are Available

The city released 2006 property assessments on September 22. City Manager Bohenko said on average residential assessments went up 10 to 15 percent and commercial assessments are up 20 percent. Increasing assessed values lowers Portsmouth’s expected tax rate for the … Continue reading

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Council Adds to Fixed Costs, 1% for Arts

Contributed by APT Editors Thursday, 21 September 2006 By a 6-3 vote the city council mandated adding 1% to the cost of new or renovated city buildings to purchase art. The program is for projects costing $2-15 million. Councilors Pantelakos, … Continue reading

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The Imperial Tax

Written by Martin A. Cameron Saturday, 25 March 2006 Typically a new tax is for the general welfare of all the citizens. However, the “% for Arts” ordinance currently before the council was created for the agenda of a special … Continue reading

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City Employees 1995

City Employees 1995

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