Delaware County auditor Todd Hanks is shirking his responsibility. He was elected to (inter alia) set property values for tax purposes. Oh, sure, when the market was rising, Hanks was there to reappraise properties at a higher value, resulting in slightly increased property taxes. Yet, when the market goes south and property values decline, Hanks is nowhere to be found.
Sure, I'm talking about only a $50 reduction, but it's my $50. I would certainly put up a fight if Hanks attempted to lift $50 from my wallet. If he doesn't do his job, the $50 is gone all the same.
Hanks, Do your job!