Eric Hirst playing the Sax while Rural Dreams Burn.

BREAKING:

  COUNCILMAN WEIMER READS THE SEATTLE TIMES BEFORE HE READS THE FOURTH CORNER. Finds out late that property may be devalued by over 200 million in county.

ASSESSOR KEITH WILLHAUER STANDS UP TO CARL WEIMER

Weimer Question: Is your intention to devalue these properties?

Willhauer Answer: Yes, absolutely, to taxpayer expectation, to the extent the law requires. No property should have an assessed value that exceeds what they could sell the property for.

A FOURTH CORNER ARTICLE HERE EXPLAINED THE HIRST VALUATION PROBLEM ON MARCH 30TH

The Whatcom County Council fails to do due diligence with its own departments when “taking” residents property values in exempt well case (Hirst Decision).

Whatcom County to decide tonight (April 18th,2017) whether to extend this devaluation.

ASSESSOR EXCHANGE WITH COUNCILMAN WEIMER IS EXPRESSED BELOW… All source documents below are subject to public request.

A synopsis: Click on each link 1 and link 2 to see the exchange in e-mails between Carl Weimer and Assessor Keith Willhauer:

1. Councilman Weimer sends e-mail to Assessor Keith Willhauer on Easter Sunday. The Assessor responds to the first question.

2. Councilman Weimer asks a series of questions of Assessor Keith Willhauer.  The Assessor Responds.

So does the Council think of the economic factors when deciding these “taking” questions?

Eric Hirst Playing SAX 

When the COUNCIL can ignore such a key piece of the heavy hand of their ordinance; Do they in fact represent us?

Per state law RCW 42.56, my incoming and outgoing email messages are public records and are therefore subject to public disclosure requirements

2 COMMENTS

  1. Forget whether or not they represent us; a better question might be “do they have the slightest clue what they are even doing?”

    If he doesn’t understand the basics of property tax calculation that even the general population largely understands, what is his motivation for being on the council, a position which requires that knowledge? Is he just interested in being “important?” Or is it the political power he’s after?

    He needs to be voted out. This lack of basic understanding proves he is incapable of the basic requirements of his position.

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