by Frank Murtha
To the Editor,
Governance in Scarsdale has come into question intensely of late. And for good reason; the handling of the recent property revaluation is practically a case study in failed leadership. Effective leadership requires good judgment, courage and accountability, qualities that were in short supply when our town needed them most.
Let’s be candid about the mass appraisal process. It was always going to be a painful, thankless, zero-sum game sure to displease many people. And most people define fairness – a term being thrown around a lot lately – as simply the degree to which they like a result.