Before leaving the issue of the dust-up over assessments discussed in Yet Another WCCUSD WTF (What the Funicular) Moment and Belated Follow-up on the WCCUSD Campaign to Pressure the County Assessor, I’d like to point out three things that stand out from this episode.
First, where did Whitehurst/Mosher come from? Searching the District website, they only turn up back in January (18th), 2013 as community outreach consultants for a parcel tax. I can’t find anything since then. Where’s the authorization to hire them?
Additionally, this whole ridiculous episode is a reminder of how, under Charles Ramsey’s hegemony over the District, the Board meetings are just a theater for Charles to stage whatever bizarre play he wants. The long sessions for the Ivy League Connection were just the beginning.
Finally, this establishes a bad precedent for politicizing the property assessment process. This isn’t as important in times when Prop. 13-limited assessments are behind market rates, but, if there’s another downturn, it could be important.