We estimate that this one home alone (SEE VIDEO BELOW) has cost us (the taxpayers) at least $100,000.00 in lost revenue — and at the same time. allowed a scofflaw off the hook. We want to know how this happened and how the Assessor’s office plans to rectify these problems.
One of the root causes of the problems appears to be the “information dump” LADBS makes which provides the Assessor’s office the information they use to make assessments. LADBS is providing incorrect information, ergo, incorrect assessments. LADBS also is supplying incorrect information to the Bureau of Engineering (see below). Ergo, “errors” in permitting.
There is probably much more here than meets the eye.
This entire situation bears prompt investigation.
WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO SEE THAT HAPPENS.
We've only received limited information from the County Assessor's office about 2540 Thames street.
Here are some questions we'd like answered: