Congratulations on your “Separate & Unequal” series [“News, Feb. 3-5], covering the Nassau County property tax situation. The articles were clearly written.
If I understand the process, it works like this:
Step 1: Overassess the homeowner.
Step 2: The homeowner hires a firm to grieve the overassessment.
Step 3: The firm representing the homeowner is successful and retains about 30 percent of the first-year savings as its fee.
Step 4: The firm representing the homeowner makes a contribution to a local politician’s campaign fund.
Net result: The homeowner has been cheated out of 30 percent by the firm that grieved for it and by the politician.
Do I understand the process?
Bob Boos Plainview