Mayor Lee announces his selection of Supervisor Chu to replace Phil Ting as Assessor/Recorder

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced his intention to appoint District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu as Assessor-Recorder, filling the vacancy left by Phil Ting who became California Assembly member of the 19th Assembly district in December 2012.

“Carmen Chu will lead the Assessor-Recorder’s office with the same level of budgetary expertise and fiscal prudence she demonstrated when she provided the leadership needed to develop the City’s first two-year budget, balance a $6.8 billion annual city budget and close budget shortfalls of $380 million,” said Mayor Lee. “Carmen’s exemplary budgetary skills as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors have benefited the entire City and she shares my values of equity, efficiency and responsiveness to all San Francisco residents.”

District Four Supervisor Carmen Chu addresses the media after
Mayor Lee announced his decision to name as Assessor/Recorder.

In FY 2011-2012, the Office of the Assessor-Recorder generated approximately 35 percent of the City’s General Fund revenue and captured more than $23 million in underreported and unrecorded transfer tax. Zoon Nguyen was appointed by Phil Ting to be the Acting Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco on December 3, 2012. The Assessor-Recorder equitably and effectively administers the property assessment system of the City and County of San Francisco. The duties of the Assessor-Recorder include locating all taxable property in San Francisco and identifying the ownership, establishing a taxable value for all property subject to property taxation and listing the value of all property on the assessment roll. The Assessor-Recorder maintains public records, conducts fair and efficient assessments and ensures equality in all assessments.

It’s all smiles as Mayor Lee announces Carmen Chu as Assssor/Recorder

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