...you're not supposed to understand it cause it's a goddamn mystery.
UPDATE: Claude Mauberret drops out of assessor's race
I have it under good authority from multiple sources that this plan was hatched between Mauberret and Williams last summer before the race even started.
The idea is that if they could both get into the runoff, one of them would drop out while the other carried out the following game plan: Which ever one takes the single assessor's seat would then hire back all the independent assessors, i.e., Arnold, Mauberret, Heaton, Mire, etc., as Deputy Assessors and essentially we're right back to the same old scheme we had before we decided to create a single assessor system.
The only real chance at change was Lemle, as my fellow bloggers heralded before the election:
NOLA-dishu: Dirty Politics and the Campaign for the Next Assessor
Most consequential race flying under radar
In some respect, I agree with Eli's title....the assessor's position does have enormous consequences on the city as a whole although the cause/effect isn't as immediately recognizable as higher profile government positions. But the cumulative effects of bad tax assessments can be devastating to the community as I came to realize while making "Left Behind".
So essentially in our attempt to move from 7 assessors to 1....we now have 7 assessors with a Super-Assessor....or 7-6=8
It's like the Trinity....3 is 1, 1 is 3....don't question the logic just have blind faith in the powers that be. Williams is the Pope and the 7 deputies are the archbishops, the question is how they decide the tithe and divvy up the alms....I assume it's every padre for himself.