Pressure builds on Douglas County assessor to roll back 2017 property valuations that have shocked homeowners

Pressure continues to mount on Douglas County Assessor Diane Battiato to roll back preliminary 2017 property valuations that have Omaha homeowners seeing red.
The Douglas County Board passed a resolution Tuesday asking Battiato to limit homeowners’ 2017 property valuation increases to 3 percent.
Also Tuesday, state tax officials, at the governor’s request, sent a letter to the county urging that the preliminary valuations be decreased.
Battiato said she will add the board’s suggestion to several options she’s considering to address large preliminary valuation increases that have shocked taxpayers.

(Read more: The Miami County Republic)