Bexar Appraisal District
On July 10th, 2001, John Gaines, Director of the Bexar Appraisal District, came before the Court to inform citizens and Court Members how BAD reached its appraisal values for the year 2001.
Because of my interest about the rising appraisals and in response to many phone calls to my office by constituents, I invited Mr. John Gaines to Commissioners Court to explain the appraisal process. Mr. Gaines was also asked to explain why the appraisals went up as much as 19% from the previous year and how the appraisal office reached their property appraisal values.
Because of this presentation, Commissioners Court sent a five signature letter to Lt. Governor Ratliff and Speaker of the House, Rep. Laney in which they suggested the Senate and House create a joint committee to study the state's tax system.