Why Lowering Property Taxes Has Upset the Politicians

When the housing market went on the decline and home values began to plummet, I made the bold decision: I re-evaluated residential property values and lowered taxes for nearly 190,000 homeowners in Contra Costa. Citizens loved that I had taken their side; the politicians and bureaucrats continue to criticize me for taking money away from government coffers. As your County Assessor, please know that I will always take the side of our citizens – and I will never give in to political pressure to do otherwise.

-Gus Kramer