FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 1996
Contact: Diane Thomas
Forms Available in County Libraries
(SANTA ANA) - Orange
County residents who want to appeal their property tax
assessments this year can make a stop at a neighborhood
library instead of joining the ranks of OC residents telephoning
the appeals office for copies of the proper form.
"During the annual filing period, from July 2 - September
15, the telephone lines at the assessment appeals office
in the past have become jammed with inquiries making it
difficult for people to get the information and forms
they need," said Darlene Bloom, who was appointed
last month as clerk of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
"By making the appeals form available at all 28 County
libraries, the public can get them more easily."
Libraries are open evenings and weekends.
Bloom also hoped that getting the appeal materials more
easily would encourage the public's early return of those
papers. "Filing before the September 15 deadline
will help us more efficiently process those applications
and should improve the response time on the appeals,"
In announcing her July appointment to the clerk's post,
Board of Supervisors' Chairman Roger Stanton praised Bloom's
history of innovation in similar positions in Fresno and
Alameda Counties and anticipated the contributions she
would make to the reshaping of Orange County government.