Q&A: Cook County assessor -- Robert C. Grota
Oct 23, 2010 9:57 PM -
What is your No. 1 campaign issue? To create an open and fair appeal process, so that taxpayers can present valid evidence as to the factors that contribute to or detract from value. A One on One approach to explain the process and gather important data needed in the valuation process. I believe the public should have a chance to sit down with an assessor and have evidence shown to him that the property is valued correctly. Not that the whole city is valued "approximately correct but that his property is valued correct. Understandable proof, such as comparisons to similar properties which have sold recently in the area, to tax payers included with their 'Notice of Proposed Assessment'. This would also be available on the Internet.