Early in the week, López, accompanied by two angry homeowners, called for a town hall meeting to discuss how the county’s appraisal system can be fixed.
“It’s important to question the appraisal process,” said López. “The burden should not be placed on Lucas County residents. The system is broken and I’m determined to make it better.”
López brought with her to the news conference Springfield Township homeowners Vicki Haupricht and Martha Sloan who spoke of their difficulties with their home appraisals by the Auditor’s Office and the problems they have encountered in getting the allegedly erroneous appraisals corrected.
Haupricht noted that one of her properties’ values had been increased from $166,000 to $274,000. Haupricht continued that her efforts at reversing the increase have been rebuffed in several meetings with the Auditor’s Office staff.
López has called a town hall meeting for September 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the United Building Trades Group, 4652 Lewis Avenue.
“These types of errors should be found before bringing it to the public,” said López who stated that she had received approximately 100 complaints in recent weeks about the appraisals.
“The County Auditor has had 13 years in office and it’s time for a change.”