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Rochester holds ‘Get the Facts’ session on reassessments

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester homeowners turned out Wednesday to get answers about their property reassessments.

This was the first of several sessions dedicated to offering one-on-ones with city employees. The sessions follow an outcry by some over how many homes saw a large jump in their assessed value prompting worry about higher taxes.

City Councilmember Willie Lightfoot, for example, is backing a petition asking the city to lay out the method they used to reassess the homes while re-upping the call to pause the reassessment process for two years.

Wednesday, folks from City Hall addressed those concerns.

“We understand and we heard a lot of misinformation relayed to our customers to let them know that we hear those messages we don’t agree with those messages and the intent of the meeting tonight and the next four meetings is to give our customers the individual attention they deserve to get complete and accurate information,” City of Rochester Finance Director Kim Jones said.

There are four other “Get the Facts” sessions as they call them scheduled over the next two weeks with the next one on Saturday at the Charlotte Branch Library from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester homeowners turned out Wednesday to get answers about their property reassessments.

This was the first of several sessions dedicated to offering one-on-ones with city employees. The sessions follow an outcry by some over how many homes saw a large jump in their assessed value prompting worry about higher taxes.

City Councilmember Willie Lightfoot, for example, is backing a petition asking the city to lay out the method they used to reassess the homes while re-upping the call to pause the reassessment process for two years.

Wednesday, folks from City Hall addressed those concerns.

“We understand and we heard a lot of misinformation relayed to our customers to let them know that we hear those messages we don’t agree with those messages and the intent of the meeting tonight and the next four meetings is to give our customers the individual attention they deserve to get complete and accurate information,” City of Rochester Finance Director Kim Jones said.

There are four other “Get the Facts” sessions as they call them scheduled over the next two weeks with the next one on Saturday at the Charlotte Branch Library from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Read More RochesterRochesterFirst  

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