Board denies Chevron’s tax assessment value appeal

The County Assessor's Appeals Board rendered their decision in the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Chambers in Martinez this morning. (photo by: Lexi Pandell)

On Monday morning, the County Assessor’s Appeals Board denied Chevron’s appeal of its tax assessment value for the years 2007 – 2009. Representatives from the oil giant had argued that the county had overvalued the property taxes due from the company’s Richmond oil refinery, and that it was owed a refund of up to $73 million. The appeal was the largest in the county’s history, according to County Assessor Gus Kramer.

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Protesters descend on Chevron tax hearings

eduardo martinez and henry clark protest chevron

About 50 protesters, including some top Richmond elected officials, demonstrated outside county government buildings in Martinez Thursday before filing into a hearing aimed at resolving a tax dispute between Chevron and the Contra Costa County Assessor’s office.

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