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Assessment of Lynch

August 27, 1989

The purpose of this letter is to comment on some of the claims made by Assessor John J. Lynch with respect to his explanation of the failure of his office to process Proposition 60 applications (Speaking Out, Aug. 6).

In his carefully worded response to Jenny Erickson's complaint about the processing of Proposition 60 claims, Lynch attempts to portray himself as a champion of responsive taxpayer assistance. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The essence of Lynch's response to Erickson is a good example of his real commitment to "quick action." Although she initiated the sequence of events in December, 1986, Lynch refuses to admit that his office failed to timely process the claim, lamely blaming Erickson and her adviser. As if this isn't objectionable enough, Lynch tells her to wait until December, 1989 for her refund, years after his department could have processed the claim.

It is a shame that Lynch's best response to a senior citizen is to only promise that to resolve her problem will still require another six months.

MICHAEL J. SCHAAF

Woodland Hills

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