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The Travis Appraisal Review Board (ARB) recently lost its chair, Storey Cordelle, who resigned effective March 9th after enduring unrelenting criticism from Travis Central Appraisal District (TCAD) board members in several recent meetings.

Most of the board's criticism centered on costs that exceeded the 2020 budget for ARB operations to finish formal hearings of 2020 protests. The TCAD board December 3, 2020, approved an increase of $88,425 to cover ARB cost increases. When ARB hearings were conducted later that month the ARB expenses were still nearly $15,000 over budget.

And expenses were not the only concern. The chief appraiser sent a letter to the ARB's consulting attorney, Julia Armstrong, that listed other concerns about how the ARB was being managed.

Read the full story at The Austin Bulldog.

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