The Los Angeles Times published an article (BELOW) regarding the questions we raised surrounding the relationship between L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel and disgraced and jailed L.A. County Assessor John Noguez.
Controller Greuel met with Assessor Noguez weeks before the investigation into his illegal conduct and the wild reduction in property tax revenues for Los Angeles had become public knowledge.
Supervisor Zev Yaroslavksy's website references in an article (BELOW) the city’s Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santana saying he found out about the property tax revenue gap belatedly and that it would likely cost the city $18 million.
In the Times article Greuel says according to the city charter it's her obligation to track county property tax assessment revenues for the city. Greuel appears to have missed or ignored the warning signs.
Did Noguez meet with her to warn her? Why didn’t she audit property tax assessment revenues coming to the city to make certain the city was getting their fair share?
Wendy was obligated to know, but apparently she has been too busy campaigning for a promotion to the Mayor's office, instead of protecting at least $18 million according to her own CAO.
James for Mayor
Labels: 2013 mayoral election, Decade of Decline, John Noguez, Kevin James for Mayor, The Villar Greuel, Wendy Watch