Wednesday, November 4, 2009

press conference Thursday on property tax scams

Assemblyman Ted W. Lieu

Contact: Rebecca Wayne, (818) 974-8761 (cell)

November 4, 2009                                                                                      (310) 615-3515 (office)



Assemblymember Lieu, L.A. County Assessor Rick Auerbach, other officials announce new law to help homeowners avoid property tax scams


WHO:             Assemblymember Ted W. Lieu, 53rd Assembly District

                        Rick Auerbach, Los Angeles County Assessor

                        Pastor Herrera, Jr., Director, Los Angeles County Dept. of Consumer Affairs

                        Stanley Williams, Head Deputy, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

                        Fred Grant, President, Los Angeles County Board of Realtors


WHAT:          Assemblymember Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) and Los Angeles County officials warn homeowners to be on the lookout for scammers who are sending misleading letters asking for fees to file property tax reduction requests.


                        The fact is, this same service is provided for free from the county assessor’s office, and there is no need for anyone to pay an up-front fee to facilitate a property tax reduction. AB 992, a new law authored by Assemblymember Lieu, will close a loophole that will prevent these deceptive letters from being mailed to homeowners.


WHEN:          Thursday, November 5, 2009, at 12:00 noon.


WHERE:       Front steps of the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration

                        500 West Temple Street,

                        Los Angeles, CA 90012


CONTACT:  For more information about this event, please call Assemblymember Lieu’s district office at (310) 615-3515.



Assemblymember Ted W. Lieu is Chair of the California State Assembly Rules Committee and represents the 53rd Assembly District, which includes El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Lomita, Marina Del Rey, and portions of the City of Los Angeles.


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