Nuclear war, assessors and voters

November 3, 2008
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Following a nuclear holocaust, itâ??s been said, only cockroaches and township assessors will be left.

Now, assessors might finally meet their match in something more powerful than atomic weapons â?? voters.

The Legislature wiped out a warren of them this year when it consolidated 965 township assessors into single positions at the county level. On Wednesday, weâ??ll know if voters will consolidate the remaining 43 township assessors who oversee at least 15,000 parcels.

Supporters of the township ballot initiatives say itâ??s time the work is moved under a county-level assessor who can ensure consistency. Township assessors, who tend to be cogs in local political machinery, warn that county official couldnâ??t possibly understand real estate as well as they do.

How do you plant to vote on assessors?

Any other thoughts on the elections?
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  • I absolutely voted for Prop 1.
  • I am ready for this thing to be over with, for the past several months I have been bashed, ridiculed (sp?), and fround upon for my views (even though they are not radical, but mainstream-middle of the road). Reupblicians see me as a hard core democrat, Democrats have seen me as a hard-core republician. Those assumptions are way off. I have been middle of the road this whole time and deciding canididates one by one who would be better for the job.

    I just hope that who ever gets ellected, He/She/They realize that partisian Politics will never work (even if their whole party gets enough to have run away politics). A divided Nation can not stand on its own. We all must come together and realize that we are not different from one-another. We all want the same thing, the difference is on HOW are we going to go about doing things. Lets give and take a little here and share ideas and keep an open mind.

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