PROPOSITION 19, THE ASSESSOR, AND YOU
February 4, 2021 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Free event! No MCLE.
Bewildered by Prop.19, so are Assessors. Larry Stone, Silicon Valley’s Assessor, along with Assessment Professionals will discuss the status of implementation by Assessors and the Board of Equalization, including state of urgency legislation.
Moderator: David Ginsborg.
Speaker: Larry Stone
Silicon Valley’s Assessor Larry Stone was first elected Santa Clara County Assessor in 1994 and overwhelmingly re-elected six times by the residents of Santa Clara County, which stretches north to Palo Alto, south to Gilroy, and includes San Jose, the “Capital of Silicon Valley.”
Past President of the California Assessors’ Association (CAA) he was one of five Assessors to a CAA ad-hoc committee responsible for uniform implementation of Proposition 19.
As Assessor, Stone has overseen remarkable improvements to streamline office operations, eliminate backlogs, and achieve higher levels of public service, all while consistently operating substantially under budget. The State Board of Equalization acknowledged his office as one of the best-managed assessors’ operations in California.
Stone has been a financial manager on Wall Street and co-founded a successful Bay Area real estate investment and development firm. He served 16 years as a council member and mayor of Sunnyvale.
Stone also has been an active and effective civic leader in many fields ranging from the arts, to education, to the environment. A native of Seattle, he has an MBA from the University of Washington. He and his wife Carmen have lived in Sunnyvale since 1970, where they raised three sons.