Monday, December 06, 2010

Elected Property Assessors: A Denver Case Study

From the Denver Post (Hat Tip to Zach):

The Adams County assessor has slashed millions of dollars from the taxable value of properties owned by the largest contributors to his election campaigns, a Denver Post investigation found.


The review of assessments on properties owned by top contributors to Reyes' campaigns found that his leading donor, a California-based warehouse company, has won reductions in taxable value totaling $23 million on 11 buildings. Those reductions saved the company more than $800,000 in property taxes this year alone.

I share this, in part, for self-promotional purposes. Here is my paper on elected versus appointed property assessors.

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