The landlord of a rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn wants to install a facial recognition security system, sparking a debate about privacy and surveillance. Some residents were alarmed by the prospect: They felt the landlord’s promise of added security was murky at best, and it didn’t outweigh their concerns about having to surrender sensitive biometric information to enter their own homes. Last week, lawyers representing 134 concerned residents of the building filed an objection with the state housing regulator. It is the first visible opposition in New York City to the deployment of such technology in the residential realm. Read more
Play by the rules. That’s what the City of St. Louis will require owners of short-term rental properties to abide by. More than 200 of those rental property owners were sent a letter from the assessor’s office telling them that their property rate tax will be increasing. That’s because the city reclassified their properties from residential to commercial. Read more
It was a squabble over $2.9 million in property-tax breaks — small change for Exxon Mobil, a company that measures its earnings by the billions. But when the East Baton Rouge Parish school board rejected the energy giant’s rather routine request last month, the “no” vote went off like a bomb in a state where obeisance to the oil, gas and chemical industries is the norm. Read more
+ Fee Simple paper released for exposure >
The IAAO Fee Simple Task Force recently completed its paper, “Setting the Record Straight on Fee Simple” and it has been released for exposure. The paper addresses issues surrounding the definition of the term fee simple, including the differences in the appraisal definition and the legal definition, with a view that the appraisal industry definition should not be different. The exposure draft can be downloaded from the IAAO website. Comments are due by Friday, June 14th. IAAO is also still accepting comment on a proposed change in Section 5.9 of the Standard on Sales Verification and Adjustment of Sales Read more
+ July 1 deadline to submit materials to run for Board >
Members interested in running for the IAAO Board of Directors should submit candidate materials by July 1, 2019. Check out the Elections page for more information. Regular members in good standing will be able to vote electronically from November 1-15, 2019 for the 2020 Regular Board Member and Officer positions. There will not be a candidate for Associate Members in 2019. Read more
+ GIS/Valuation Technologies Conf. Call for Proposals >
The 2020 Conference Planning Committee for the GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference, set for March 23-26, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky, is soliciting educational content and instructors for conference workshops and sessions. Formerly known as the GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference, the meeting has been re-branded to take into account the abundance of technologies that, when integrated with GIS, make valuation and assessment more accurate, efficient and applicable for jurisdictions of all sizes. Workshop proposals are due by August 26, and session presentation proposals are due by Oct.  7, 2019. Submitters will be notified after November 1 regarding acceptance. Read more
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+ Learn about changes for 2020-21 edition of USPAP >
The Appraisal Standards Board recently published the Summary of Actions, which is an overview of the 2020-21 USPAP changes. Visit the Appraisal Foundation’s website to read the Summary of Actions. A webinar, USPAP Updates Explained, is set for May 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET and Wayne Miller, Chair of the Appraisal Standards Board, and John Brenan, Vice President Appraisal Issues at The Appraisal Foundation, will discuss how the adopted changes are solving current issues, and they will also answer your questions and comments. Send your questions to aida@appraisalfoundation.org. or Register today.

+ Texans support property tax caps, some more than others >
A major issue in the Texas Legislature revolves around property tax reform, particularly legislation placing limits on the ability of local taxing authorities to increase their property tax receipts without explicit voter approval. While property tax revenue cap proposals have support from a substantial majority of Texans, the level of support varies depending on where they live and their age, ethnicity/race and partisanship. Read more
A 23-year-old man died and two other men were injured early last Sunday morning when a car they were riding in crashed into the Benton Township Assessor's Office in northern Lake County, Illinois, authorities said. Lake County Sheriff's deputies discovered the wreck when responding to the area about 2:30 a.m. for a reported of a single-vehicle crash. Read more
Former Philadelphia Mayor John Street has dusted off his law license and put it to work by suing current Mayor Jim Kenney, challenging the city’s system of property tax assessments as “discriminatory and unlawful.” Philadelphia’s tax assessments have been criticized in reviews by City Council andthe city controller as inconsistent and unfair. Read more
Tyler Technologies Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Department of Inland Revenue, Real Property Tax Valuation Unit for data collection and services with Tyler’s CLT Appraisal Services. The project, scheduled for completion in early 2021, includes data collection and entry, as well as valuation services for residential and commercial parcels. Read more
+ Elk River, MN >
County Assessor, Sherburne County See More
+ Portland, OR >
Commercial Property Appraiser 2, Multnomah County See More
+ Los Alamos, NM >
Chief Deputy Assessor, Los Alamos County  See More
+ Ontario, Canada >
Property Valuation Analyst, Centralized Properties See More
+ Chicago >
Manager of Residential Valuations, Cook County See More
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Manager of Commerical Valuations, Cook County See More
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Manager of Special Properties, Cook County See More
+ Calgary, AB, Canada >
Leader, Valuation, City of Calgary See More
+ Philadelphia >
Chief Assessment Officer, City of Philadelphia See More
+ Littleton, CO >
Appraiser III - Commercial for Arapahoe County See More
+ Palm Bay, FL >
Valuation Specialist, Brevard County See More
+ Rochester, MN >
Commerical Appraisal Supervisor, Olmsted County See More
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