Richie McKeithen, Mayor Nutter’s nominee to be Philadelphia’s new chief assessment officer, appeared headed toward approval by City Council Thursday. McKeithen made his council debut Tuesday and, after a few minutes of testimony, received a unanimous vote from the body’s Council of the Whole.
If he gets the job, he will be charged with overseeing the city’s effort to accurately assess its properties. His appointment follows voters May 18 decision to overhaul the city’s Board of Revision of Taxes, the subject of an Inquirer series that exposed patronage and questionable assessments.
McKeithen, currently director of Washington's Office of Real Property Tax Administration, goes to a full council vote Thursday. — Miriam Hill
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