Citizens demands for extending deadline met by Cuyahoga County, but neighborhood meetings rejected
(Plain Press, September 2018) Citizen’s United for Fairness (CUFF) and Former Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar are pleased that the community came forward on August 28, 2018, at Franklin Circle Church in 95 degree weather to express their deep concerns about the County’s property appraisals, which they consider unfair.
At that meeting, the community made two demands: The first demand was to extend the date beyond August 31, when property owners could refute the County’s appraisal of their property. The County met this demand and have extended the date to September 14th.
The second demand, accessible meetings in neighborhoods, was not met. Oakar said, “getting ½ a loaf is helpful, but we still demand that the County meet with people in their neighborhoods. There are many problems with these appraisals, and we will continue to make sure that the County is accurate, fair and transparent.”