Politicker NY finds that the finally-released $400 property rebate checks have a much shorter note than last year's checks. This year, it's five words— "Enclosed is your rebate check"—while last year, it was, "The Mayor and the City Council have approved another property tax rebate. Your enclosed rebate check is the City’s way of recognizing the sacrifice you made to keep New York City fiscally sound.” The Mayor was against sending out the checks up until late last year but before the 2005 mayoral election, Bloomberg made sure homeowners knew who was helping them. The mayor's "name [was mentioned] no less than four times: once on the envelope, twice in an accompanying letter and once on the check itself" in 2004, according to the NY Times.