St. Louis County Assessor Defends New Hires

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman says the recent hires were essential despite his office being under a hiring freeze.

Zimmerman recently added three new people to his staff, none of which have experience with assessments.

“Its how you get through to a real human,” explains Zimmerman. “Its how we make sure that these folk’s first and last job is taking care of taxpayers rather than looking at houses.”

Zimmerman says out of the 170 people hired at his office none of them are in charge of resolving consumer complaints.

But County Councilman Greg Quinn says the issue isn’t that Zimmerman hired inexperienced people. But rather the “three people that surfaced as the most qualified people are all people who have work on democratic political campaigns.”

Zimmerman says he’s just keeping a campaign promise to make the office more transparent.

Copyright KMOX Radio

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS St. Louis

KMOX Podcasts
As Heard On KMOX

Listen Live