• Thu, Mar 08, 2012
Los Cerritos Community News has obtained two formal letters from CAPE Board President Carlos Clayton, and CAPE Attorney Blaine J. Meek that blasts Noguez about his “improper intervention by Assessor’s officials in the appraisal process, and inappropriate access allowed to tax representatives.”
LCCN was the first news agency to report on the investigation of Noguez in early February. Since then several major daily newspapers, television news programs, and radio talk shows have picked up on the mounting legal problems facing Noguez.
On December 30, 2011 CAPE Attorney Meek sent a formal letter to Noguez to “convey the growing concerns of our Appraiser members regarding some recent perceived impropriates by your management.”
“We are sure you are aware that our Appraiser members care deeply about their work and reputation for fairness and integrity,” Meek states. “Our Board (CAPE) is very concerned about the growing perception among our Appraiser members that several outside property tax agents have been given too much access and influence, and that some Assessor’s office executives are inappropriately intervening in the valuation process which jeopardizes the impartiality and integrity of the office.”