Before I am pummeled for providing cover for my "political pals" or any other such nonsense, I want to make my opinion of the upcoming town-wide property revaluation perfectly clear.
I am in favor of a fair system for assessing property taxes. An all-at-once revaluation is the fairest system there is. Some will argue that a system of rolling reassessments, if conducted correctly, can work just as well. Maybe that's true in some locales - but it didn't work in Hillsborough.
Yes, the expense bothers me. Any time we are spending close to a million dollars we had better be sure we are getting something for it. In this case, I believe we are getting something - a level playing field that will wipe away years of unequal tax assessments.