Fredericksburg City Beat

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Pamela Gould reports on City Hall. You can reach her at 540-735-1972 or Robyn Sidersky reports on city schools. You can reach her at 540-374-5413 or

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Assessment disputes elsewhere

There was a lot of talk last night about how Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Co. revalued city homes. The only other county in our area going through a reassessment this year is Orange, and they also used Blue Ridge. Read here how that county’s Board of Equalization hearing process went. City residents will get their own shot at appeals to the Board of Equalization starting in August. City Council members have to recommend candidates to serve on that board who have some kind of expertise in the local real estate market, and those candidates have to be approved by the Circuit Court judge. They take a day of state-sponsored training and then begin their hearings.