Amendments 7,8 require our attention
Information provided by the Legislative Auditor’s Office conservatively estimates that roughly $574,000 would be saved simply by eliminating six assessors’ salaries and expense accounts.
Additional savings likely would occur from cutting expenses related to duplicate staff positions, health care and retirement benefits.
Those who favor consolidating the positions point out the current system allows for differences in assessments based on which assessor is assessing the property.
The result is property in close proximity is often assessed at different values.