IF AVI were going to be easy, it wouldn't have taken more than a decade to put the property-tax reform in place. And although there are people reeling from their new assessments, unsure of what they mean or how accurate they are, the fact that some City Council members are calling for the process to be slowed down or even halted is irresponsible. Just because people were familiar with the old broken and unfair system doesn't mean that it was right to continue. The new system may have its fallibilities, but there will never be a change to the city property-tax system that makes everyone happy; making people happy is the preoccupation of elected officials, not the office that assesses property. In the case of a confusing and complex change like AVI, people need information and routes to appeal.

Taxpayers can get both this week at a series of one-on-one meetings where homeowners can bring their assessment notices, homestead exemption forms and first-level review forms for advice and assistance. Requests for first-level reviews (a step prior to appealing) are due March 31 (or 30 days after receiving assessment notice).

Tonight, two meetings start at 6 p.m.: at St. Paul's Baptist Church, 1000 Wallace St., and Cescaphe Ballroom, 923 N. 2nd St.

Wednesday night, two meetings, at Holy Spirit School, 1845 Hartranft St., and Protestant Homes, 6500 Tabor Ave., start at 6 p.m.