Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Millionaire Mansion Case, Again

Why does the county board keep reducing the valuation the county assessor keeps trying to place on the Witherspoon mansion?

The owner won his appeal. The county assessor came right back the next year and tried to jam the valuation back up where it was. And the next year. And the next year. And every year.

Nothing has happened. The home has not been sold. It has not been improved. Meanwhile the Watanabe mansion in regency was recently shown to be hugely overvalued.

A taxpayer who wins in a system that completely favors the government deserves to enjoy his victory.

1 comment:

OmaSteak said...

I guess the mansion market in Omaha is more limited than one might think given the relatively large number of deep pockets folks residing in Omaha given Omaha metro area population. In reality, the mansion valuation case is Morrissey's one and only "claim to fame" as an elected official always looking toward the next election cycle. Plus you have to wonder how many county commissioners get campaign donations from the mansion owner involved.