It's an issue that affects tens of thousands of home owners in Douglas County - property values. The Nebraska Supreme Court has struck down part of last year's state mandated changes. It threw out the State Tax and Equalization Board order to drop property values in parts of Northeast Omaha by 8 percent.
Instead, it upheld the state-mandated 7 percent increase for properties in central Omaha and west of 72nd. Therefore, those higher valuations will not change.
County Assessor and Register of Deeds Diane Battiato says her office is reviewing the decision to see what steps are next. She is addressing property valuations at a Black City Hall forum hosted by Preston Love, Junior at the Fair Deal café.