To the editor:
This is an open letter to our elected city officials:
The collection of taxes — and, one might add, sewer/water bills, is of course an important responsibility of the government; we can’t run the city without them.
But it concerns me that the city may be launching a tax-taking drive right at the onset of our holiday season.
Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas brings a time of counting our blessings certainly, but is also a time of great anxiety, stress and financial challenge, especially for folks living on the fiscal edge.
Perhaps, and it’s just a suggestion, it might be slightly more charitable and a bit less Pottersville-esque to delay such an aggressive collection campaign until after the beginning of the year?
Nothing quite says “Happy Holidays” like a foreclosure notice.
Marble Road, Gloucester