Monday, November 21, 2011

Breaking News!

Oddly enough, on the very day of the debut of Skagit Leeks ... we heard from the Horse's Mouth (so to speak) that the newly appointed Skagit County Deputy Assessor (replacing the retiring Wes Hagen) is R. C. Cavazos, who happens to be the same R. C. Cavazos who performed the August, 2011 Audit of the Skagit County Assessor's Office!

R. C. Cavazos was listed as the Revaluation Specialist on the "2011 Review of the Physical Inspection and Revaluation Process in Skagit County" conducted by the Washington State Department of Revenue Property Tax Division, and made public on August 2011.

We'll have to see how this plays out.  But does it sound like another Good Ol' Boy Inside Job to you?

(There's more to Skagit County than fields of tulips in the Spring and sweet berries in the Summer, such as the recent problems and subsequent audits of our County Assessor's Office.)

Today's surprising revelation reminds me of the old "Revolving Door" issues that The Boeing Company used to have with members of the Pentagon who came to work for Boeing after contracts were awarded.


  1. The Deputy Assessor situation seems to be one of those things that makes you go "Hmm..." Keep us informed, LOS.

  2. Of course it's an inside job. Unfortunately I don't know enough about Revaluation Specialist and Deputy Assessor job descriptions to comment further.