First States, Now Cities

May 14, 2011 at 7:18 PM Leave a comment

As we’ve note before (here, here, here, and here), states are looking to nonprofits to pick up slack as the economy sputters along and government budgets are stretched further and further.

In a report from the New York Times, we learn that cities are now feeling the squeeze as well:

Boston has been sending letters to its largest nonprofit institutions this year, telling them the value of their land and asking them to begin making annual payments that would eventually rise to a quarter of what they would owe if they paid property taxes. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel of Chicago wants the city to begin charging water fees to nonprofits, which have been spared them in the past. And the mayor of Providence, R.I., Angel Taveras, cited Boston’s example this month when he called on nonprofits to pay more money to the city.

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