The Governor’s office announced the support of 35 mayors from Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties for Governor Chris Christie’s Cap 2.5 constitutional amendment and Reform Agenda to bring real property tax relief to New Jersey families. Legislative committee approval for the Cap 2.5 constitutional amendment is needed before the first week of July in order to meet the deadline for the bill to be moved to the floor and approved for placement on the ballot and consideration by the voters in November. On May 10th, the Governor outlined a sweeping 33-bill reform package to solve New Jersey’s property tax crisis and control spending at every level of government. The centerpiece of the plan is Cap 2.5, a constitutional amendment creating a 2.5 percent cap on property tax increases.
The Cape May County Mayors in favor of the plan are Avalon Mayor Marty Pagliughi, Lower Township Mayor Mike Beck, Sea Isle City Mayor Len Desiderio, Wildwood Crest Mayor Carl Groon, and Woodbine Mayor William Pikolycky.