Cogs and wheels
Cogs and wheels

Assessor Receives High Marks in Board of Equalization Audit

Author: Roy Ashburn
Date: 6/19/2019 4:23:23 PM

The Assessor effectively manages staff and workload.


San Luis Obispo County Assessor Tom Bordonaro was featured in an article released today by the independent California Taxpayers Association (Cal Tax).  The association's newsletter CalTaxLetter, reported the favorable findings of an assessment practices survey conducted by the State Board of Equalization (BOE).

The BOE report released on May 24, concluded that Assessor Tom Bordonaro, " effectively managing staffing and workload, staff property and activities, assessment appeals, and exemptions," and most properties and property types are assessed correctly, and... the overall quality of the assessment roll meets state standards."

The assessment practices survey contained only five recommendations for change, and Assessor Bordonaro issued an explanation for the work of his office that generally disagreed  with the BOE findings.  The Assessor explained to the BOE that the appraisal methods and forms utilized by his outstanding staff are consistent with state law and regulations and are designed to be more helpful to taxpayers.

The California Taxpayers Association was founded in 1926.  It is the state's largest and oldest organization representing taxpayers.  The organization is a nonpartisan, non-profit research and advocacy association.  CalTax identifies it's dual mission to guard against unnecessary taxation and to promote government efficiency.