From Journal & Topics**
New Commissioner Works With County Assessor To Make Website Easier To Use
Changes suggested by Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison (D-15th) to make information on tax assessments easier to find on the Cook County Assessor’s website were implemented at the end of January.
Officials with the assessors office promise more short term changes by next month and said they hope to see further changes by the end of 2019. The website is the central place property owners can find information on assessed valuation of property.
“Our office will be transparent in how we determine a taxpayer’s assessment,” Kaegi said in a written statement. “We’ll be publishing our models and code in the coming months and relaunching our website at a future date. But there are other smart changes, like this, that we can make immediately. We look forward to continuing a dialogue with Commissioner Morrison and other elected officials on the improvements in our office.”
Scott Smith, chief communications officer for the Cook County Assessor’s Office, told the Journal two additional changes to make data sets easier to find are expected in mid-March, which can be accomplished without major design or programming changes…
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