That sets up a contest with Anette Spickard, currently deputy to Assessor Jim Gangle
, who will retire in 2007 after 18 years in the post.
, 56, has been with the county for almost 30 years and plans to leave in January 2007, after a successor has been elected.
That will be the big surprise for people this year when they get their tax bills," Gangle
The backlog should be gone by mid-2008, Gangle
Last year, the commissioners requested that each department cut costs 9 percent, with the assessment and taxation department slashing three full-time positions, Gangle
Then Kara lets out a heavy sigh, said Gangle
, who serves on Pearl Buck's board of directors and volunteers frequently at the center.
County Assessor Jim Gangle
said Hynix would be able to deduct $380,000 annually from its income-tax liability based on property taxes it paid.
The average bill, countywide, for a house assessed at $128,000 is about $2,000, Gangle
But the county would tax retirement income common in the private sector - 401(k) plans, employment-related pension plans, personal or real estate investments and other income, Gangle
The county's assessment and taxation department - ranked dead last in Oregon for tax collection last year by the state Department of Revenue - met its goal in July for a 20 percent reduction in the backlog, Gangle
This leaves the race where we found it - with three strong candidates seeking to replace Jim Gangle
, who will retire after five four-year terms.
At the outset, the race to replace retiring Lane County Assessor Jim Gangle
looked like an easy call.
Spickard received $440 from the Committee to Elect Jim Gangle
and $120 from Gangle
The tax errors are coming to light because the county assessment and taxation department finally has the staff to re-evaluate neighborhoods, Assessor Jim Gangle
Sagelands Vineyard is located outside of Yakima at 71 Gangle