One of our forum posters writes: "I DO question the valuation of the property. Why? Because I went to the county assessor website and found the following information. https://gis.clark.wa.gov/gishome/Property/?pid=findSN&account=175721000# The 2019 valuation (done BEFORE the land was under contract with the city in Jan. 2020) has a listed value of $8.22 million. Prior year valuations: 2018 -- $1.65 million 2017 -- $1.5 million 2016 -- $1.4 million 2015 -- $1.2 million 2014 -- $365,610 What caused the Clark County Assessor's office to raise the valuation by $6.6 million in one year? Was the land rezoned for a subdivision? Was there already an agreement in place (but not closed) to sell the land to the city for the $7-$8 million price tag? Something is not passing the smell test here. I now have more questions that we, the taxpayers have answers to. Is the city over-paying for this land? Surely today, in the reality of the Covid-19 Coronavirus "shelter at home" with record unemployment, real estate values will decline. If the 2008 Great Recession is a guide, real estate values will plummet precipitously. Here's a graphic of the changed value from the Assessor website.