Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi's Listening Tour to Stop in the Village of McCook on May 15th
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi's countywide Listening Tour will make a stop in the Village of McCook on Wednesday, May 15th. The tour is a part of a commitment to transparency in the administration of the office. In addition to hearing directly from Assessor Kaegi about his work, attendees can ask questions and get a progress report about the new Assessor's efforts to create more accurate and fair assessments.
The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Alta Grill located at 4740 Vernon Ave. Each stop on the listening tour is co-sponsored by a commissioner and this event will be co-sponsored by Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski and moderated by Cynthia Schilsky from the League of Women Voters.
"I'm elected by the voters, by the taxpayers of Cook County," said Assessor Kaegi. "We're accountable to them. So we have a responsibility to demonstrate our accountability and give taxpayers an update on our efforts so far."
The Listening Tour fulfills a key part of Assessor Kaegi's 100 Day Plan. The Assessor will visit each district in the county at least once, present an update on the office's plans, and engage in a moderated "fireside chat" with a community leader chosen by the Commissioner of that district. A question and answer session follows.
To ensure information about the Assessor's Office is as accessible as possible, language translation and sign language services will be available at select stops on the tour. For more information regarding the listening tours, please visit the Assessor's website at www.cookcountyassessor.com.