Just the title itself stirs people up. In fact, of course, the people vote on all property taxes. Let that sink in – you voted for the taxes that you are paying.
The job of the assessor is to provide accurate property assessments so that the taxes you voted for can be properly collected.
The office of Assessor has operated well since Bobby’s election in 1998. There is now a Bossier City satellite office to assist taxpayers, and a user friendly website that is second to none.
The law calls for the assessor to fairly assess all property in the parish, providing updated assessments every four years. If anyone feels that their assessment is incorrect, they can appeal to the assessor. If that fails, they can appeal to the Louisiana Tax Commission.
As far as property taxes go, Louisiana has some of the lowest tax rates in the country. Sales taxes, on the other hand, are generally higher.
Bobby Edmiston has done a good job as Assessor. I believe that he should be re-elected.