Racial bias, other concerns surface ahead of Mecklenburg reset of property values

By Gordon Rago, The Charlotte Observer


Some people who attended a civic forum important to the Black community raised concerns Tuesday about the county’s property revaluation process.

Concerns included what’s been a national problem of racial bias in the home appraisal process as well as impacts from gentrification.

Their comments came after a Mecklenburg County Assessor’s Office presentation to the Sarah Stevenson Tuesday Forum, formerly known as the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum.

The group, which was formed in the late 1970s to discuss and share information important to the Black community, meets in the city of Charlotte’s Belmont Center along Parkwood Avenue.

The assessor’s office is in the process of determining the value of hundreds of thousands of parcels across the county, both commercial and residential. By January, the office will start sending out notices to property owners. Residents then have the ability to appeal, if they choose.

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