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Friday
Jun012012

POLITICS (Local, L.A. County): Announcement, Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez to take voluntary leave of absence....

* Announcement, Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez to take voluntary leave.  Text of Noguez's press release:

Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez today informed the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors that he intends to take a leave of absence from his position as County Assessor.  His leave will commence upon the Board of Supervisors' recommendation and the formal appointment of a Chief Deputy Assessor to run the Assessor's Office during his absence.

"In the interest of restoring public confidence in the professionalism, integrity, and impartiality of the Assessor's Office, I intend to take a leave of absence from my duties as Assessor," wrote Noguez in his letter to the Board of Supervisors.  "I do not take this decision lightly.  It is my sincere hope that the leave of absence will allow the Assessor's Office to adhere to its mission during this important time."
During the absence of the County Assessor, a Chief Deputy Assessor will be in charge. However, because the position is currently vacant, Noguez has asked the Supervisors to recommend an individual for the post.  Noguez has asked the Supervisors to make that recommendation without his input.  Once designated, Noguez's leave will commence.