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Owed a property tax refund? Wait in line

Original post made on Aug 7, 2012

Carol Flaherty waited a long time before she could claim victory in her effort to have her Atherton property reappraised at a lower value. Her patience was pushed beyond the limit, though, by the county's delay in refunding her money.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 10:45 AM


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Posted by Michael
a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

The supervisor of the failed department should be fired, as anyone in the private sector who fails the customer base would be. If you're being paid by the taxpayers at the managers level, there had better be accountability.

Sadly, I expect the usual public sector zero-accountability culture will prevail, though.

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Posted by Who are they kidding?
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm

New improved software in 4 to 5 months? That will probably take at least a year and go over budget by 100%.

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm

"Mr. Holland noted that the law allows counties to take up to two years to process property assessment appeals, and added that San Mateo County has complied with that requirement."

What's not to be satisfied with a 2 year return policy, why not make a 10 year return policy.
What on earth would take 2 years to cut a check.