Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Hosts Forum on Improving Real Property Assessments

September 24, 2009
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will host New York State Office of Real Property Services Executive Director Lee Kyriacou for her first fall forum of 2009 on Wednesday, October 7th from 7:30 pm – 9 pm at Croton Village Hall at 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. The meeting is open to the public, and will investigate the value of regular property assessments to create equity in property taxes.

Kyriacou was appointed by the State Board of Real Property Services to serve as Executive Director of the Office of Real Property Services in 2007, and brings decades of experience from both the private and public sector to this position. Since his appointment he has advocated strongly for regular reassessing in all communities in New York State as an effective way of ensuring that New Yorkers only pay their fair share in taxes.

“I look forward to helping community members in Sandy’s district to understand their taxes and the assessment process and how to improve it,” said Kyriacou.

“Without frequent reassessments, taxation in New York will not be equitable for homes and businesses. Most communities Westchester County have not reassessed within the past 40 years. This forum will offer my constituents the opportunity to gain more insight into the assessment process and to get any of their questions answered by Lee Kyriacou, an expert in this field,” said Galef.

For more information or directions, contact Assemblywoman Galef’s district office at galefs@assembly.state.ny.us or (914) 941-1111.