Congressman Bill Pascrell will be visiting Leonia in November to accompany Mayor DeSimone and local store owners on a tour of the downtown business district. Also participating will be a representative of the New Jersey Small Business Association.
The purpose of the visit is to provide State officials with a greater understanding of the needs of the community and enlist their support in our efforts to increase commercial ratables and lighten the tax burden of homeowners.
Ninety percent of Leonia’s property tax receipts come from residential properties while only ten percent are derived from commercial ratables. A major objective of the current administration is to reduce this heavy burden and make it easier for long time Leonia residents to remain comfortably in their homes.