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Ask Government George About The County Assessor

George Christopher Thomas

Question:  Hello Government George, I would like to know what the County Assessor actually does?  Do you have a list of the duties of office? -Scott Thornburn Answer:  Well Mr. Thornburn, the County Assessor has the following basic responsibilities: ~Locate all taxable property in the County and identify the ownership. ~Establish a taxable value for […]

September 7th, 2014 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

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George Thomas

Question:  Hello Government George, I read your column from time to time, and live in an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County.  I would like some information on disaster preparedness, and where should start to get more involved? -Arthur Bortner Answer:  Well Arthur Bortner, your best bet is to check out www.211LACounty.org.  They have a […]

August 24th, 2014 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

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(Government Expert George C. Thomas is an Elected Official in the City Of Los Angeles and is a Direct Descendant of two signers of the Declaration Of Independence.)

Question: Dear Government George, how do I report a crime?   Answer: Crime prevention cannot be achieved by the police alone. Together professional law enforcement officers must work hand-in-hand with the public to fight crime and neighborhood disorder throughout our communities. As such, we depend heavily on your assistance in reporting crimes to the police. […]

June 1st, 2012 | Posted in Ask Government George,News You Can Use | Read More »

Ask Government George 5-14-12

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Question: Dear Government George, what do you know about parking meters? Answer: The Los Angeles Department of Transportation operates approximately 40,000 metered parking spaces for public use. Parking meters encourage turnover, allowing more people access to high-demand parking spaces. Throughout the City, LADOT operates approximately 37,000 on-street metered spaces in 71 Parking Meter Zones and […]

May 15th, 2012 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask Government George 12-5-11

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Question: Dear Government George, how do I get a Social Security card? Answer: To protect your personal information and prevent identity theft, the Social Security Administration (SSA) cannot issue Social Security Numbers (SSN) or cards online. For more information, please contact the SSA at 1.800.772.1213. TTY users may call 1.800.325.0778. Please view the information on […]

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask Government George 9-6-11

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Question: Dear Government George, where is the money spent that is borrowed from the public and who decides where it goes? Answer: The Bureau of Public Debt is responsible for accounting for and reporting the debt in accordance with statutory direction. The Bureau does not have any public policy decision-making authority. Visit the Financial Management […]

September 7th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask “Government George” 8-29-11

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Question: Dear Government George, how do I register to vote? Answer: To register to vote, you must pick up a voter registration form at your county elections office, library, or U.S. Post Office. It is important that your voter registration form be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office […]

August 29th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask Government George 8-15-11

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Question: Dear Government George, do you know anything about gang injunctions? Answer: There are currently 37 active injunctions in the city involving 57 gangs. A gang injunction is a restraining order against a group. It is a civil suit that seeks a court order declaring the gang’s public behavior a nuisance and asking for special […]

August 15th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask Government George 8-9-11

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Question: Dear Government George, is it true LA had the first police-woman? Answer: It is true, in 1909,Los Angelessocial worker Alice Stebbins Wells petitioned Mayor George Alexander and the City Council, requesting that an ordinance providing for a Los Angeles Policewoman be adopted. Not only was the measure passed, but onSeptember 12, 1910, Mrs. Wells […]

August 9th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

Ask Government George 7-25-11

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Question: Dear Government George, where would I go to view vital records? Answer: The Department of Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is located at12400 Imperial HighwayinNorwalk. The following will provide you with the procedure for viewing vital records. Certificates and indexes of birth, death and marriage records not exempt from public inspections may be examined at the Office […]

July 27th, 2011 | Posted in Ask Government George | Read More »

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