In my over twenty years of public service, I have earned a reputation as an effective and innovative leader in local government, as a Mayor and Councilmember, and as a public administration professional.
The Office of the Assessor needs a new leader who will restore the public trust, guarantee that taxpayers are assessed fairly and provide the best public service, educate the public on services and policies that will help them, and update the department with 21st century technology that will increase efficiency, accuracy and fairness.
For the past year and a half, I have played a key role in the current reform administration that was put into place to stabilize the Assessor’s Office in the wake of public corruption charges. During this time, the Office has been stabilized and has developed and embarked on an aggressive strategic plan for the future
Now, the Office of the Assessor needs a new leader with the integrity, competence, knowledge and practical experience to manage such a large and important public agency that is the foundation of the property tax system.
As a Mayor and Councilmember, I helped make West Hollywood a model city with a national reputation for excellence. Under my leadership, West Hollywood remains one of the only cities in the State of California with an AAA bond rating, a strong budget surplus, and that invests significantly in infrastructure, public safety and the welfare of its residents, and is recognized as one of California’s best managed cities.
As an experienced public administrator in my professional life, I previously served as an Assistant City Manager and senior official in city, county and state government, where I gained the necessary experience to lead the Office of the Assessor and fairly apply the constitutionally guaranteed rights under Proposition 13.
Most importantly, I have served as a member of the executive staff for two Assessor administrations, and completed the appraisal training program. Moreover, I have worked as an aide to the then-Board of Equalization member, now State Controller John Chiang, who has also endorsed my candidacy.
Please join our campaign and lend your name to the growing list of endorsers of my candidacy. Please feel free to call me at (323) 573-4801 if you have questions or would like to discuss in more detail. I appreciate your support.