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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
County prosecutors are reviewing complaints about a Chicago company that is charging residents to file property tax documents that could be filed with the government for free. County Assessor Greg Smith says his office is receiving about 200 calls a day from residents complaining about solicitations from Property Tax Assessor Records Corp., which offers to file tax exemption forms for $25.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Irvine is back on top of the list of Orange County cities ranked by assessed value, hitting $26.7 billion, according to the county's latest assessment roll. Property values in Irvine -- including land, aircraft and boats -- grew 7.4% over last year; values in Anaheim, which led the list last year, dropped 1.7%, to $25 billion. Previously, the highest property values were in Irvine. The highest jump in value, however, was recorded by San Clemente, where property values grew 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
A continuing court battle over rising property taxes could mean that Orange County government, cities and schools will be forced to refund at least $416 million in property taxes -- nearly double previous estimates. County Auditor-Controller David E. Sundstrom issued revised figures for potential refunds this week, with the case about to head to the state 4th District Court of Appeal. Orange County Superior Court Judge John M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Commuter rail systems, such as Orange County's proposed CenterLine project, can boost the property value of commercial buildings, apartments and condominiums, but less so for single-family houses, a new study shows. The Cal State Fullerton report, funded by the Orange County Transportation Authority, found that commercial property values around the United States increased by more than 30% in areas that have convenient access to light-rail systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2002 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County Superior Court judge who ruled last year that a common method for assessing property taxes is unconstitutional indicated Monday that he is worried government workers have been wrongly advising taxpayers against filing for refunds. In a hearing, Judge John M. Watson agreed with attorneys representing several county officials that, by law, the only remedy for challenging a property assessment is to file for a refund.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Orange County officials are encouraging residents who intend to challenge the assessed value of their property to visit a new Web page. An interactive program that helps those filing such a challenge is available at http://www.oc.ca.gov/cob/ through this year's assessment filing period, which ends Sept. 17. The program offers step-by-step instructions and will warn the user of any errors once the form is filled in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2000 | Deniene Husted, (714) 520-2508
The city is worth more today than it was last year, according to an annual financial report prepared by staff and presented this week to the City Council. Revenue is up by $17.4 million or nearly 30% from fiscal year 1998-99, and the city's assessed value rose to $5.4-billion--up 8.4% from that same period. The report credited those gains to a strong economy and recent commercial and residential development within the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city ordered an inventory Tuesday of its vast and scattered art collection, an accounting that would assist a study looking into dividing city assets as part of the San Fernando Valley and Harbor secession proposals. The Los Angeles City Council directed the Cultural Affairs Department to report on the contents and condition of the art collection in 60 days, and to develop a plan for conducting a more detailed appraisal of the more than 2,000 works of art.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles ordered an inventory Tuesday of its vast and scattered art collection, an accounting that would assist a study looking into dividing city assets as part of the San Fernando Valley and Harbor secession proposals. The City Council directed the Cultural Affairs Department to report on the contents and condition of the art collection in 60 days and to develop a plan for conducting a more detailed appraisal of the more than 2,000 works of art.
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August 29, 2000 | ANDRE BRISCOE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The fate of the city's new police station will wind up in the hands of voters if the City Council calls for a special election. The council, at a hearing Sept. 26, will decide whether a special election is necessary. The election would give Buena Park residents the chance to decide whether they want to pay for construction of the proposed facility, which would be adjacent to the existing police station.
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