I just stumbled across what is potentially another unintended consequence of the property tax revision; not necessarily good, not necessarily bad, just unintended. Capital costs of government buildings can be supported by local income taxes more easily than the operating costs. The operating costs, I believe, are more likely to have to be supported by property taxes. With property taxes less available, the trend for construction projects payable out of income taxes may be to try to reduce operating costs by incurring more up front capital costs — for example, more expensive, but more energy efficient construction materials.
Just a thought. I might be very, very wrong.