Jeffrey Prang, former West Hollywood council member and current Los Angeles County Assessor, is running for re-election. He is not wasting any time raising funds for his campaign.
“I will be a candidate for re-election,” he stated in a letter from his campaign. “While the June 2018 election is still a year away, the demands of a county-wide campaign require that we begin now.”
Prang hopes to get his message to over 4 million registered voters despite the time and cost. He made that connection before and hopes to do it again with the help from his supporters.
“Many politicians will talk a great game, but I am pleased to report that the pledges I made in the course of my 2014 campaign have either been accomplished or are in the process of being realized,” he stated.
His accomplishments include:
- A technology replacement project that is progressing well and is on its way to replace the old mainframe, green-screen, DOS-based system. The new architecture and computer interface are user-friendly, intuitive, and include all stored information. The National Association of Counties awarded Los Angeles with their Achievement Award for this innovative and transformative project.
Over 100 million paper documents have been digitized and are now available electronically, saving countless staff hours and customer delays that were inherent in our old paper-based system.
- He helped raise the threshold for paying “business personal property” tax, thereby providing property tax relief to more than 50,000 small businesses. A “One Stop” public counter was opened in the Hall of Administration to allow taxpayers to navigate the property tax system without being passed from one office to another. His office is working with the Executive Office to find ways to reduce systemic delays for taxpayers who disagree with their assessments.
- Prang also fought in Sacramento for legislation that would ensure equality in assessment practices for the airline industry, as well as to provide property tax relief to those impacted by man-made disasters, such as the gas leak in Porter Ranch.
“As your Assessor, I have successfully re-established integrity, efficiency, and fairness despite the controversies surrounding my predecessor,” Prang added. “My vision is to make Los Angeles County’s Office of the Assessor the premier property assessment agency in the nation.”
Los Angeles residents can help re-elect assessor Jeffrey Prang by donating here.
Contributions can also be made through his website jeffreyprang.com