California

Marin County’s assessed value popped 7 percent to a record $66.2 billion this year. Read More

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California lawmakers recently introduced SCA 5, a new proposal of an old idea to create a “split-roll” property tax.  The proposed constitutional amendment would remove Proposition 13’s limits on property taxes for commercial and industrial properties. The measure would allow for yearly reassessment of those properties to ensure their property taxes reflect current market value, as opposed to only reassessing a property when it changes ownership.  Protections for residential and agricultural property assessments would remain in place. Read More

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When Google Inc. buys a building in Mountain View, or KB Home picks up a new development site in Fremont, you won't find the price they paid printed on the recorded documents. The same is true for just about any sizable real estate deal these days. Read More

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A new Los Angeles County sheriff will come to town Monday, along with two new county supervisors and an assessor, all of whom will be sworn in at ceremonies planned throughout the day. Read More

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Two weeks after the Nov. 4 elections, as victorious candidates in other local races hire staff and plan the layout of their new offices, the contest for Los Angeles County assessor remains undecided. Read More

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Kern County scored an important court victory against Chevron USA Inc. this week in a landmark property tax case that had threatened a key source of local government funding. Read More

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 A man facing felony charges in the L.A. County Assessor's Office corruption scandal claims in court that investigators lacked probable cause to arrest him, and that he "played no role whatsoever" in the fraud. Read More

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The California Legislature ended the 2014 legislative session after midnight on Friday, August 28.  NAIOP SoCal and our political advocate, the California Business Properties Association (CBPA), worked furiously during the final week meeting with legislators to press our case against a number of bills that challenged the interests of the commercial real estate industry.  Read More

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roposition 8, which allows homeowners to ask for a decrease in their property taxes when their house decreases in value, may wind up raising property taxes this year as house values are rebounding, Capital Public Radio reports.  Read More

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One in six Orange County property owners will see their taxes rise this year by more than Prop. 13’s 2-percent limit. In Los Angeles County, one out of every eight property owners will pay more.  Read More

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Rich Benson, Marin’s Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk, didn’t fare well in a recent survey of county employees, commissioned by the Board of Supervisors. Benson was asked what he’s doing to lift morale in the department and restore confidence in management. Read More

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Orange County Assessor Webster Guillory faces charges of filing false nomination papers in his re-election bid in the March primary election. Read More

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