The four-member Revaluation Review Committee spend several hours March 25 reviewing documents used by the Assessor's Office in communicating with taxpayers about new values and how to appeal. The committee wants to simplify the documents to make them easier to understand and to demystify the process of appealing a property's value either the assessor or the Board of Equalization and Review (BER).
In previous meetings, the committee drafted recommendations that include using a different scheduling system for BER appeals and issuing a ruling on an appeal immediately after a taxpayer makes his appeal presentation. Other recommendations are aimed at communicating better with taxpayers during the informal appeal process in order to keep the number of formal appeals at a more reasonable level.
The committee, made up of commissioners Bentley, Ridenhour, Fuller and Leake, will use its final meeting on April 1 to finalize its recommendations which will then be presented to the full Board at its April 2 meeting.