Reader's view: Can’t keep up with Duluth’s tax hikes, add-on fees
When will we ever see fiscal sanity with the Duluth City Council?
As a landlord, I am constantly asked why rents are so high in Duluth. This is one reason. I can’t seem to raise rents fast enough to keep up with the tax increases and all the add-on fees. My plan is to start acting like Minnesota Power and Comfort Systems and add line-item fee surcharges to my leases so tenants know where their money is going. Then they can share the pain and think before choosing who to vote into office.
I read the six-page ordinance to create a street-maintenance fee. It doesn’t really spell out the fee, so apparently it has to be passed so we can find out what’s in it. Sound familiar?