Thursday, February 16, 2012

A tale of two property assessments

Isn't this the real assessment story.......

Lehigh County in northeastern Pennsylvania voted to conduct an assessment just last spring...   so years after Allegheny County finally and fully agreed to the court's order to conduct an assessment here.  Yet they already are putting out more information to help the public to understand their assessment than the public is getting here. For background Lehigh County is in NE Pennsylvania which at least puts to rest the idea that no county other than Allegheny is conducting a mass reassessment. Also note they did this voluntarily, no judge involved. Imagine that?

See the news story (h/t to Jon Geeting for pointing it out) out today from going over detailed information Lehigh County is releasing. For more see:  Lehigh County releases town-by-town tax impact from upcoming property reassessment.  Lots of data there. Town by town results.  Distribution details.   More than I think the public has seen for Allegheny County as yet. 

Again... Lehigh County started their assessment process long after Allegheny County committed to this same process.. years after the court ruled they had to conduct a reassessment.  Why such a different timeline?  I would love to see someone dig into and compare the processes by which the two counties conducted their assessments that are finishing around the same time.


Anonymous MH said...

I wonder if their county has a top official whose first priority on election is getting his name on the gas pumps?

Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:46:00 PM  

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