Trump Organization Communications (L.A. County Treasurer and Tax Collector)

Cameron Koob filed this request with the L.A. County Treasurer and Tax Collector of Los Angeles County, CA.
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Communications

From: Cameron Koob

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All communications in your possession, of any type whatsoever, to and from the Trump Organization and any Trump Organization subsidiaries or their agents regarding tax abatements, exemptions, subsidies, or reductions on their real or personal property.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Cameron Koob

From: L.A. County Treasurer and Tax Collector

Good Morning,

We are working on your request for information and require some clarification to be sure that we have responded to your request correctly. In your request below, you state "Trump Organization and any Trump Organization subsidiaries or their agents". These parameters of this search are too vague for us to provide response. Please clarify the agency or agencies you are specifically requesting, so that we may respond appropriately to your request.

In addition, the information requested "regarding tax abatements, exemptions, subsidies, or reductions on their real or personal property" may not all fall within the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector. Should we determine that the information you are requesting is not accessible through our office, we will provide the correct contact information for our partner departments within Los Angeles County for you to obtain such information.

We look forward to your response to continue with the processing of your request.

Thank you,
Ben

Benjamin M. Effinger, MPA
Assistant Operations Chief
Public Service Division
Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector
P.O. Box 512102
Los Angeles, CA 90051-0102
Telephone: (213) 974-2021 / Fax: (213) 620-7948 / Email: beffinger@ttc.lacounty.gov<mailto:beffinger@ttc.lacounty.gov>

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From: Cameron Koob

Hello Mr. Effinger,

Thank you for your reply. I am happy to revise the request to include all communications in your possession, of any type whatsoever regarding tax abatements, exemptions, subsidies, or reductions on real or personal property related to Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles, the Estates at Trump National Golf Club, or the address 1 Trump National Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Best,

Cameron Koob.

From: L.A. County Treasurer and Tax Collector

Good afternoon,

Your request below related to "Trump Organization and any Trump Organization subsidiaries" was forwarded from the Treasurer and Tax Collectors Office to the Assessment Appeals Board. The Assessment Appeals Division conducted a search and did not find "Trump" listed in the contact name for any appeals. Assessment Appeals records are searchable by parcel number. If you would like the Assessment Appeals Board to conduct a search using parcel numbers, please provide them and we will have the responsive records, if any exist, pulled for you. You may access the property assessment information system, which allows searching by address, at: http://maps.assessor.lacounty.gov/GVH_2_2/Index.html?configBase=http://maps.assessor.lacounty.gov/Geocortex/Essentials/REST/sites/PAIS/viewers/PAIS_hv/virtualdirectory/Resources/Config/Default .

Thank you

From: L.A. County Treasurer and Tax Collector

Good Afternoon,

Attached please find the response to your recent request for public records. Thank you.

From: L.A. County Treasurer and Tax Collector

Dear Mr. Koob:

I understand you are looking to obtain copies of communications in our possession regarding Trump National. I am checking with my colleagues now on what parameters we will require to fulfill this request and will be in touch with you shortly. In the meantime, please feel free to call or email me. I am available at your convenience.
Regards,
Robert

ROBERT KALONIAN, MPP
Special Assistant to the Assessor/
Public Information Officer
County of Los Angeles
500 West Temple Street, Room 320
Los Angeles, CA 90012

From: L.A. County Treasurer and Tax Collector

Hi Cameron,

I understand you were looking for information from various departments here at the County of Los Angeles on Trump National and properties there owned by VH, and that the Treasurer and Tax Collector referred you to a number of agencies, including the Office of the Assessor. Please take a look at the attached and let me know if this is useful. What these three spreadsheets show (be sure to click the tabs at the bottom) are annual Assessment Roll values for the various current parcels owned by that entity, VH Property Corp., from 2012 to 2016. We have not yet updated these spreadsheets for 2017, and the 2018 figures are currently being prepared. Nevertheless, both years can be found at our portal by going to https://portal.assessor.lacounty.gov/ and entering each AIN. This information is available to the public and should be accessible to you in MA. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Regards,
Robert

ROBERT KALONIAN, MPP
Special Assistant to the Assessor/
Public Information Officer
County of Los Angeles
500 West Temple Street, Room 320
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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