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Photo finish: Commissioner questions why Assessor’s picture adorns reappraisal notices

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 10, 2021 3:09 PM CT | Published: March 10, 2021 2:37 PM CT

The notices are drawing fire from a county commissioner after the commission approved $180,000 more in funding last month for the direct mail piece. The assessor’s office says it is Melvin Burgess’ way of “owning” the process.

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Shelby County Assessor of Property Melvin Burgess Jr. Shelby County Commission Mick Wright Javier Bailey Subscriber Only

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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