Articles Tagged With ‘property taxes’




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Andrea Seastrand declared California’s taxfighter of the year

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) named former congresswoman and San Luis Obisop County resident, Andrea Seastrand, the “2016 Taxfighter of the Year.” Seastrand currently serves as the president of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association (CCTA). She recently led the... (Continue reading)

Protect Prop 13, vote for Jordan Cunningham

OPINION by FRED C. HOEY The outcome of the 35th Assembly District election this year is critical to the future wellbeing of all Californians. In January 2017, the State Senate will undoubtedly return to a Democratic super majority when the... (Continue reading)

Planning begins for loss of Diablo Canyon tax revenue

Local government agencies are set to lose about $26.75 million in annual revenue as a result of PG&E’s decision to close Diablo Canyon power plant. However, the loss in revenue does not appear to be catastrophic for any one agency.... (Continue reading)

PG&E to close Diablo Canyon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced plans to close Diablo Canyon power plant when the licenses to operate its two nuclear reactors expire in 2024 and 2025. The decision is being celebrated by environmental groups as the... (Continue reading)

Is Oceano the tail that wags the dog?

OPINION by OTIS PAGE Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals, as chair of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, has directed the abandonment of the current bimonthly billing for sanitary services and place it on the property tax. Shoals major... (Continue reading)

Christmas presents for Grover Beach residents? 

OPINION by RONALD ARNOLDSEN It’s a Royal Flush. Here is what is coming down the pipe. Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals in his capacity as Chair of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District has voted to place your septic bill on the property... (Continue reading)

Appellate court nixes Sprint’s suit against SLO County

By STEW JENKINS A California Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that Sprint Telephone companies cannot sue for reimbursement of $9 million in taxes on property that had been over assessed in 50 California counties including San Luis Obispo County, because... (Continue reading)

Where does California stand in property tax rankings?

California has the 17th lowest property taxes among all 50 U.S. states, according to a report compiled by consumer financial website WalletHub. [LA Times] The average property tax paid by California real estate owners in 2015 is $1,431. Hawaii has... (Continue reading)

Appeals board does not favor assessor’s office

OPINION By TOM BORDONARO I read with interest Noel Foerst’s editorial that concluded that the appeals board is biased towards the San Luis Obispo County Assessor’s Office and would like to offer some facts for consideration. The California State Board... (Continue reading)

SLO County property values reach all-time high

The total assessed property value in San Luis Obispo County has reached an all-time high of $43.6 billion. [Tribune] County property values are up 5.81 percent from 2013. The increases in home equity means property taxes will also increase for... (Continue reading)



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