Presentation Title

Closing the Divide: How the Cook County Assessor's Office is Translating Electoral Victory into Meaningful Policy Reform

Brief Session Description

In the summer of 2017, the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica published a series of articles titled The Tax Divide detailing a wide array of failures at the Cook County Assessors Offices. After defeating the incumbent assessor the following spring, Fritz Kaegi promised a sweeping reform agenda. In this session, we will outline that agenda, and the progress Assessor Kaegi has made in fulfilling his promise of fair, transparent, ethical assessments.

Presentation Category

Leadership

Audience Expertise

General Interest (Appropriate for all experience levels.)

Location

Peller Estates B

Start Date

9-9-2019 4:15 PM

End Date

9-9-2019 5:15 PM

Moderator Name

Larry Clark

Appendium Knowledge Area

Leading and Managing the Assessment Office

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Closing the Divide: How the Cook County Assessor's Office is Translating Electoral Victory into Meaningful Policy Reform

Peller Estates B

In the summer of 2017, the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica published a series of articles titled The Tax Divide detailing a wide array of failures at the Cook County Assessors Offices. After defeating the incumbent assessor the following spring, Fritz Kaegi promised a sweeping reform agenda. In this session, we will outline that agenda, and the progress Assessor Kaegi has made in fulfilling his promise of fair, transparent, ethical assessments.