In response to the story ("Middleton gets answer on virtual appraisal hearing," The Daily News, May 16-17): I think it's beyond ridiculous to demand people to show up in person at this time of COVID-19.

I sent a letter of protest before I read it must be in person. I'm over 65 and have asthma. There should be allowances to keep people safe.

I believe anybody 65 and older should have the option to protest in some manner rather than in person.

Patsy Hays

Galveston

Editor's note: As we understand the law, a property owner can request a hearing by telephone. At issue was whether the appraisal district could compel everyone to make arguments through means such as video conference calls.    

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PD Hyatt

Call and talk to them as that is what I did to get my protest heard and resolved.

Paula Flinn

I sent one online before they decided to close it. My son sent one in right away and they sent back one that was reduced.

Carol Dean

Please contact the CAD to get current info in regards to face to face informal hearings.

David Hardee

YEP! File a protest. That will get a reduction. The fact you have to protest every year and you get a reduction every year proves 3 things. 1. the system is flawed. 2. the CAD know it is flawed. 3. The property owners are stupid enough to, year after year allow this CAD's hoax of a fair and equitable appraisal.

CAD budgets $750,000.00 for legal fees every year tells you they produce an appraisal that serves lawyers better than you.

Like all bureaucrats the convoluted reporting lines gives them ability to "not our fault" excuses.

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