On November 11, 2101 I wrote an article on PILOTS (payments in lieu of taxes) which was posted on memphisshelbyinform.com. Yesterday I got a letter from Mayor Luttrell in response to that article which I very much appreciate. He explained the various groups in Memphis and Shelby County that have the ability to issue PILOTS and he explained the oversight and principles that govern this granting of tax relief. He pointed me to the Shelby County Trustee’s website and noted that the latest annual report for the year ending August 31, 2010 will be released shortly.
I very much appreciated this letter and I ask that you go to the website and look at the report and see who is getting the PILOTS that amount to some $48 million annual dollars in tax relief to local businesses.