PARSIPPANY, NJ - A large crowd of residents appeared before Parsippany's governing body at the township council's agenda meeting on July 10, 2018 to say NO to increased property taxes.

Residents spoke out to complain about the proposed tax increases and demanded written explanations in writing from the Council.  Both Council President Paul Carifi and Township CFO Ann Cucci blamed the tax increases on the School Board.  Later Cucci, explained to residents that the proposed tax increases are an estimate and not the real bill.

Earlier this summer, the preliminary budget indicated a potential tax increase of 3.5% for property owners.  Councilwoman Loretta Gragnani and Councilman Michael dePierro did not vote in favor of introducing this budget.  The other Republican on the council, Paul Carifi, voted with his democratic colleagues - Councilwomen McCarthy and Peterson - in favor of introducing it.