Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ass-essment system

I assume people in other cities can see what is wrong with this?


Hundreds of people are waiting in long lines at City Hall to discuss their property tax reassessments after Assessor Erroll Williams raised the property value on more than 34,000 homes.

Williams' office is not taking appointments, and with only two days left, the lines and frustrations are growing.

"There should be a better process, where, maybe, they could put up neighborhood, do it in different communities, like New Orleans East. People shouldn't be coming downtown. (We have) to pay to park, and everything is all congested down here," said resident Frank Laurent.

Homeowners will have only until 4 p.m. Monday to contest to contest their assessments, and city officials said the line will close at 2:30 p.m. Friday because of the Saints game.

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