Thursday, June 10, 2010

Free seminars set for those wanting to lower property assessments



                                    Contact:  Judy Hammond, Director of Public Affairs, (213) 974-1363

        Brian Lew, Assistant Director, (213) 974-1652 


                                           June 10, 2010





The County of Los Angeles is sponsoring free seminars at six locations between July and December to assist property owners who feel their taxes should be lowered due to a decline in the value of their property.


The 90 - minute seminars will be offered in Culver City, El Monte, Glendale, Lakewood, Lancaster and Van Nuys.


The seminars will be of value to homeowners who are interested in learning about the assessment appeals process and to those who have filed an appeal. The seminars will cover taxpayers appeal rights and when to file an application for reduction in assessment. The seminars will also cover how to prepare for a hearing, what qualifies as admissible evidence, what will happen at the hearing and what to expect after the hearing.


The dates, times and locations of the sessions are:


Culver City - Public Library, 4975 Overland Ave., Thursday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. Free parking behind the library.


El Monte - Jack Crippen  Senior Center, Crafts Room, 3120 N. Tyler Ave., Thursday, Oct.  21, 10 a.m. Free parking.


Glendale -   Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Wednesday,  July 7, 10 a.m. The library  will validate three hours parking at the corner of Maryland and Harvard.


Lakewood –   Angela M. Iacoboni Library, 4900 Clark  Ave., Thursday, Dec.  9, 10 a.m.  Parking at corner of Clark Avenue and Del  Amo  Boulevard.


Lancaster –    Public Library, 601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Wednesday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.  Free parking.


            Van Nuys –  Bernardi Senior Center, 6514 Sylmar Ave., Wednesday, Nov.  3, 2 p.m.  Free parking, entrance on Hamlin Street.


Persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation or help in order to attend a seminar may call (213) 974-7953.  Hearing-impaired persons with TDD equipment may leave a typewritten message by calling (800) 735-2929 (TDD). Schedules for meetings may be obtained by calling (213) 974-7953 or on the Internet at





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