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Board Asked To Ban Campaign Contributions for Assessor Candidates

After the arrest of former County Assessor John Noguez for charges of corruption and misappropriation of campaign funds, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is being asked to ban campaign contributions at their meeting on Friday.

If passed, the ordinance will prevent tax agents from contributing to the campaigns of any County Assessor or candidates for Assessor. Previously, the properties represented by tax agents who contributed to Noguez’s campaign were assessed below fair market value, and the tax agent was given a portion of the returns.

The proposed ordinance reads that “there is need to reduce the opportunity for persons or organizations to use their financial strength to attempt to exercise control over candidates and the electoral process.”

Board Asked To Ban Campaign Contributions for Assessor Candidates

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Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at Perry@hometownstation.com.
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