First section of Email exchange between Carl Weimer and Assessor Keith Willhauer
NOTE THE REFERENCE TO THE SEATTLE TIMES ARTICLE POSTED APRIL 16th. OUR ARTICLE IN THE FOURTH CORNER APPEARED HERE: CLICK HERE FOR Fourth Corner MARCH 30TH STORY Describing the Property Value Concerns.
This from public records: first e-mail between Carl Weimer and Keith Willnauer on Easter:
From: Carl Weimer
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2017 7:59 PM
To: Keith Willnauer
Cc: Jack Louws; Mark Personius; Karen Frakes; Council
Subject: Koster Op Ed on the Hirst Case
I saw a couple of days ago an op ed in the Seattle times by John Koster where he claimed if Hirst is not fixed it will cost the taxpayers of Whatcom County $271 million. I don’t remember the Council ever being given any information about such a tax shift, but he says it comes from the County Assessor. Can you please provide where that number came from and the math that was used to produce it? I would like that information before the Council discusses our proposed resolution regarding the Hirst Case on Tuesday morning.
The Op Ed can be found at: http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/fix-court-decision-property-without-water-is-worthless/
Carl Weimer, Member
Whatcom County Council
The response to the question raised came from County Assessor Keith Wilhauer He said simply:
“Recent calculation estimates for Hirst Impact”