"One of the driving forces for the increase in value has been the stability brought by Prop 13. As Assessor I will make sure that Prop 13 is fully implemented," said John Morris.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 17, 2014
With just weeks left before the November 4 general election, the Association of Deputy District Attorneys has strongly endorsed Head Deputy District Attorney John Morris to be the next Assessor of Los Angeles County.
"The members of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys have dedicated their careers to keeping the taxpayers of Los Angeles County safe from violent thugs and criminal frauds," said John Morris. "Protecting taxpayers is my first priority as Assessor and that is what I will do every day."
Los Angeles County's assessed property roll of $1.1 trillion is one of the largest single rolls in the world. Over the last three decades since the passage of Prop 13 in 1978, the value of real property in Los Angeles County has risen on average faster than inflation.
"While the real estate market is cyclical, the value of real property in Los Angeles County has risen steadily faster than inflation for a generation," explained Morris. "One of the driving forces for the increase in value has been the stability brought by Prop 13. As Assessor I will make sure that Prop 13 is fully implemented."
Proposition 13 was passed in June 1978 following proposals to fix real property tax assessments at 1% of the individual property sale price and limit future assessment increases to a maximum of 2% of that value.
"Prop 13 took politics out of assessment decisions and based all assessment of real property value on the last transaction for that property," said John Morris. "This stability has protected taxpayers, from seniors to the middle class, from sudden swings in valuation that could in extreme circumstances cause homes to be lost. I am running to maintain these protections and make sure our schools, roads, and public safety officers get the resources they need to improve California."
ABOUT JOHN MORRIS FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY ASSESSOR
John Morris is a veteran 24 year prosecutor and currently a Head Deputy District Attorney for the 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, Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley (retired), California Correctional Peace Officers Association, Los Angeles Police Chiefs Association, the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, the Glendale Association of Realtors and hundreds of community leaders to become the next Assessor for Los Angeles County.