"It is crucial to the future of Los Angeles County that the Assessor fairly, transparently, and accurately assess all properties in accordance with laws like Prop 13 and I will do just that," said John Morris.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014
Urging voters to "get it right this time" the Los Angeles Register has become the ninth major daily newspaper in Los Angeles County to endorse Head Deputy District Attorney John Morris for Los Angeles County Assessor.
"I am honored to be endorsed by the Los Angeles County Register," said John Morris. "As the Register said in its endorsement, this is a highly technical office and it is critical for voters to get their choice 'right' this time."
The Los Angeles County Assessor is the agency most responsible for implementing the property tax portions of Proposition 13 passed in 1978 by voters. Proposition 13 limits property tax assessments to 1% of the value of the parcel at time of purchase usually, and provides for a 2% annual maximum increase in value going forward.
"Before Prop 13, most property owners were at the mercy of the process a County Assessor used to determine property value. Since the passage of Prop 13, state collection of property taxes has grown 10 fold, many times faster than any other source of government revenue," explained John Morris. "It is crucial to the future of Los Angeles County that the Assessor fairly, transparently, and accurately assess all properties in accordance with laws like Prop 13 and I will do just that."
Endorsed by taxpayer and law enforcement groups and leaders including the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the 24 year veteran prosecutor plans to draw on his experience in helping lead adoption of new technology for prosecutors as Assessor.
"The Assessor's decisions, like those of the court system, are basic to each of our rights as Americans," Morris continued. "Technology like I was honored to help introduce to the DA's office has increased the filing of accurate paperwork and speed trials and similar technology will help increase the speed and transparency of assessments as well."
The Los Angeles Register becomes the ninth newspaper in Los Angeles County joining the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Pasadena Star-News, the Torrance Daily Breeze, the Whittier Daily News, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and the Antelope Valley Press in backing Morris for Assessor.
ABOUT JOHN MORRIS
John Morris is a veteran 24 year prosecutor and currently a Head Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. He is the only candidate for Assessor to hold a real estate license and be a published expert on real estate law. He and his wife, Mary, are raising their children in the San Fernando Valley where they are active in their local community and church. For more information go to morrisforassessor.com.
John Morris is endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Governor George Deukmejian (retired), the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Los Angeles Register, the Pasadena Star-News, the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Torrance Daily Breeze, the Whittier Daily News, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Antelope Valley Press, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley (retired), California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Los Angeles Police Chiefs Association, the Association of Deputy District Attorneys and hundreds of community leaders to become the next Assessor for Los Angeles County.