Per the Charlotte Observer, hiring a new revaluation manager with a questionable past:
After months of complaints about Mecklenburg’s 2011 property reappraisal, questions have surfaced about the county’s choice for a new revaluation manager.
In June, the county hired Kim Horton, a former tax administrator in Alamance County who presided over a botched revaluation in 2009 that triggered thousands of complaints of its own.
Horton left her Alamance job embroiled in a court dispute. County officials alleged she’d rigged a bid in favor of a Lincolnton appraisal company to help with the 2009 revaluation – without disclosing she’d been on the company’s payroll.
The county also said she authorized paying RS&M Appraisal Services more than double the $275,000 officials agreed to pay for the work.