Property Tax Assessment Reductions: Guess Who?

From a public notice published March 24, 2010, “Notice of Changes in Assessments for 2009 Made by the DeKalb County Board of Review in DeKalb Township“:

Michael “EAV won’t fall” Verbic. Verbic is president of the District 428 school board, as most of you already know, and as such made not one suggestion for downsizing the scope of the DeKalb High School construction project in the face of the 2008 market collapses.

2009 FY original property tax assessment: $77,842
Change in assessment via BOR: $70,000
Assessment reduced by: 10.1%

Ronald Naylor. As a City Council member AND member of District 428’s Facilities Planning Committee, Naylor has never voted “nay” on an expenditure for school reconstruction nor for downtown makeover activities. He is also a former City of DeKalb employee who enjoys “post-employment” benefits, such as a pension, on our dime.

2009 FY original property tax assessment: $114,738
Change in assessment via BOR: $105,000
Assessment reduced by: 8.5%

The tax levies will stay the same, so the rest of us will make up for these reductions. Thanks for sharing the pain, guys.

p.s. 10 bonus points to DeKalb County for putting this online.