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Marion suspends Chief Tax Appraiser
From the Aug. 7, 2013 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
The Marion County Board of Assessors suspended Chief Tax Appraiser Tom Leanza in a special called meeting Monday evening after discussing a recent Informal Review conducted by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
There was a lot of discussion about a lot of issues and the end result was that we voted to suspend the chief appraiser until further notice, said Randy Horton, chairman of the Board of Assessors.
Horton noted that one member of the board was ill and unable to attend the meeting, so they plan to meet again this Thursday, August 8 at 5 p.m. to hopefully get input from the full board.
Earlier this year the Board of Assessors sent a letter of reprimand to Leanza in which they alleged a number of unsatisfactory practices, including: changing the values ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.

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At county's request, Department of Revenue conducts Informal Review and writes report