Ald. Coggs introduces file to spur discussion of assessments process
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs has introduced a communication file to allow Common Council discussion and review of the city’s property assessments process.
The communication file directs the Office of the Assessor to appear before a standing committee of the Council to answer questions and provide information on the assessments process it uses to determine the assessed value of real estate in the City of Milwaukee.
“Quite frankly, most aldermanic offices have been receiving numerous calls and emails this week as property owners are preparing to arrange payment of their tax bills,” Alderwoman Coggs said. “While many of the contacts are complaints about the assessment increase and the amount of their bills, there are also a large number of people with questions about how their new assessment was calculated.”
“This has been an ongoing source of frustration for many, and it behooves us to have additional discussions so that Council members can ask questions and seek further explanation of our assessment practices,” she said.