Special Report – Northville’s Unpaid Taxes

Journalists have two choices: sit and wait for stories to come to them or go find stories. This is an example of me doing just that – finding a story just sitting there waiting to be told. In this case, I worked with the finance staffs in both city of Northville and Northville Township to find who owed the most in unpaid personal property taxes. Published March 9, 2000.

Special Report: A System Flawed? Northville's Unpaid Property Taxes (March 9, 2000)
Special Report: A System Flawed? Northville’s Unpaid Property Taxes (March 9, 2000)
Tardy Taxes in Northville Township Affect Public Services (March 9, 2000)
Tardy Taxes in Northville Township Affect Public Services (March 9, 2000)
City of Northville Finance Director Explains Importance of Property Tax (March 9, 2000)
City of Northville Finance Director Explains Importance of Property Tax (March 9, 2000)
Graphic: Who Owes Northville and Northville Township? (March 9, 2000)
Graphic: Who Owes Northville and Northville Township? (March 9, 2000)
Inquiries of Taxes Leads to Payments
Results: Inquiries of Taxes Leads to Payments (March 9, 2000)
Northville City Cracks Whip to Recover Tardy Tax Payments (March 23, 2000)
Results: Northville City Cracks Whip to Recover Tardy Tax Payments (March 23, 2000)

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