Los Angeles CA, July 2020 –
Louie Lujan, Government Relations Director with CIMA Law Group has been appointed to the LA County Assessor’s Office Advisory Council. Louie Lujan will be part of the Advisory Council and will meet with LA County Assessor Jeff Prang to discuss items related to the Action Agenda for the Assessor.
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang launched his four Advisory Councils this week, holding high-level meetings at his downtown office where an aggressive agenda was developed with an eye toward shaping public policy that will have a positive impact on property owners across Los Angeles County. “I created the Assessor Advisory Council to act as a conduit between my office and the community focused on specific areas,” Assessor Prang said. “These are the top professionals in their chosen field and bring to my office a level of expertise that has long been needed. We had a very productive first series of meetings and I look forward to their contributions.”
The four Assessor Advisory Councils (AAC) will be focused on Realtors/Industry Associations, Title Agents and Escrow Officers, Civic/Community Leaders, and Business Professionals and Industry Leaders. There are 57 members representing those areas and the groups will be meeting quarterly. Members are volunteers and applications to serve are still being accepted. Louie Lujan will represent the real estate and legal community. As the Director of Government Relations and Senior Lobbyist for CIMA Law Group, Louie Lujan is perfect for the post.
The Assessor’s Office is constitutionally responsible for identifying and placing a value on all taxable property. The County has more than 10 million people covering 4,751 square miles, 88 cities, and numerous unincorporated areas. “I believe it is in the best interest of my Office as well as the residents of the County to ensure that independent points of view are encouraged because that will improve our ability to deliver excellent public service,” Assessor Prang said. “Everybody deserves a seat at the table and these experts will be invaluable as we continue to strive to be more efficient and responsive to our constituents.” Assessor Prang was first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He runs the largest office of its kind in the nation, employing 1,400 people with an annual budget cresting near $190 million. The 2019 assessment roll topped out near $1.7 trillion and provides about $17 billion in vital public services.