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By Don Smith
White Salmon 

Changes needed

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

Having just finished my “tour of duty” as a member of the Klickitat County Board of Equalization, I have had some in-depth exposure to the workings of the Assessor’s office. It has been a learning experience at best and an eye-opener as the four-year revaluation cycle resulted in hundreds of appeals heard by the Board in the tax years ending 2008/2009. With the state-mandated change from a four-year cycle to a one-year cycle, it becomes evident that major changes are in order in the Assessor’s office and in the manner in which revaluations are conducted. Even in the four-year revaluation cycle, the manner in which the process took place was inefficient at best and l...

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