Did the assessed value of your property on this year's tax statement go down? Are you thinking your taxes will too? Well ... don't count your ... oh, you know.
So far, all that's hatched are more problems at the Assessor's Office: shady hiring practices, missed revenue for the coffers from new construction values not counted or included in the 2010 Property Valuation, a cobbled up Strategic Plan, and an Assessor's Data Base riddled with mistakes.
We at Skagit Leeks have started hearing innuendos from those at the helm of Skagit County that it might be time for the Assessor to make a graceful exit so he can spend more time with family.