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WTOL EDITORIAL: Assessment notices

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - It is safe to say that for the most part, efficiency and government do not belong in the same sentence.

Over time we get used to endless stories on waste and unnecessary duplication, but this week, I came face-to-face with a classic.

The City of Toledo Clerk Of Council sent the station this letter which is officially a Notice of Special Assessments in all caps.

The bold headlines make sure I know that this is not a bill, and that I essentially do not have to do anything.

So far, so good. Then, the letter arrived a second, third and fourth time.

Not done yet, the station also received 4 certified versions of the same letter. That adds up to 8, and because it is the government, I suppose there is a perfectly good explanation.

That still doesn't make it right.

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