Mayor Passero’s tax concerns badly misplaced
The implication by New London Mayor Passero, “A renewed plea for relief from property-tax exemptions,” (Nov. 20), that the purchase of property on Shaw Street by the non-profit Light House is an additional burden to the city’s taxpayers seems less than fair. The property had been vacant for a number of years and was on its way to becoming another abandoned New London business and eyesore.
The property since the purchase has been returned to a useful functioning structure that provides much needed help to individuals in need. The mayor should be embracing and supporting this type of activity, not critical of it. His focus should be on the larger so called non-profits, such as L+M Hospital and Connecticut College.
Focus on getting them to pay their share of the burden.
To put it into perspective, the Light House tax burden is like one drop of rain in the Atlantic Ocean compared to these other much larger profitable institutions. Get some focus and put the blame where it belongs, not on an organization that is actually doing some good for less fortunate individuals. Kevin Klinefelter Montville