Property Tax Relief

As it has become increasingly difficult for many long-time residents of the city to pay their property taxes, it has become increasingly important that relief be made available to those in need of it. I have filed a request to broaden eligibility and as necessary to amend state statutory programs. I also filed a resolution adopted by the Board of Aldermen urging the Mayor to take all possible steps to assist and encourage city residents to use the Circuit Breaker Provision of  state law to refund eligible low income seniors who pay excessive (in terms of income) property taxes. For more information, see this web page provided by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.


Brian E. Yates
Councilor At Large
Ward 5

1094 Chestnut St.
Newton, MA 02464

My campaign for re-election in 2017 is now underway. Please look through this website for information on my qualifications, viewpoints, and accomplishments.


Brian E. Yates Councilor At Large