Assume, for a long painful moment, that the local assessors office has in fact correctly pegged the market value of your Pitkin County property, based on comparable real estate sales from June 2006 and June 2008…You can give some measure of thanks that your bill won’t be worse to Douglas Bruce of Colorado Springs, the man who wrote and successfully promoted the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, or TABOR, in 1992. The act, now part of the state Constitution, requires that local governments and special taxing districts must lower their mill levy, or taxing rate, in response to an increase in property taxes.
By Brent Gardner-Smith, June 26, 2009 Aspen Daily News

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