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File #: 21-680    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 8/18/2021 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 5
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Recommendation for reappointments to the Assessment Appeals Board, each for a second 3-year term ending September 30, 2024: A) Clinton Freeman, as a Regular Commissioner; and B) Geoffrey Wiggs, as an Alternate Commissioner.
Sponsors: David J. Canepa

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None__

      Vote Required:                         Majority

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      President David J. Canepa, District 5

Subject:                      Reappointments to the Assessment Appeals Board

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Recommendation for reappointments to the Assessment Appeals Board, each for a second 3-year term ending September 30, 2024:

 

A)                     Clinton Freeman, as a Regular Commissioner; and

 

B)                     Geoffrey Wiggs, as an Alternate Commissioner.

 

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BACKGROUND:

In order to equalize the local tax assessment roll, the Assessment Appeals Board (“AAB”) is charged with hearing appeals to property tax assessments. In accordance with state law, a local AAB may lower or increase individual assessments as appropriate.  Members of an AAB must have a minimum of five years professional experience in the State of California as a certified public accountant or public accountant, a licensed real estate broker, an attorney, or a property appraiser accredited by a nationally recognized professional organization.

Pursuant to County Ordinance section 2.92.030 and state law, the Board of Supervisors directly appoints the members of the AAB to renewable three-year terms.

 

DISCUSSION:

Commissioner Freeman is a certified general appraiser with more than 17 years of experience. Commissioner Geoffrey Wiggs is an attorney with over seven years of experience practicing in a number of areas involving real estate. Upon approval of their reappointments, they would each be serving a second term on the AAB.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.