Corporate Tax Break Added To City Debt, Paints Diaz As A Republican

PERTH AMBOY — Adding to a long list of positions that place her philosophy in line with Republicans Mitt Romney and George W. Bush, a progressive Democratic advocate accused Mayor Wilda Diaz of giving Chevron a 44 percent savings off their property tax bill with an almost $100 million reduction in the assessed property value, a year before the company sold the refinery for $260 million, or almost 25 percent more than its original assessment.