Kristen Spears

Placer County property tax revenue drops nearly 3 percent

A report issued Monday reveals decreasing property tax revenues throughout Placer County, but officials say the information is not going to impact the budgets they already have. A ...

Assessing solar installation right call

The Assessor’s decision to enroll the taxable portion of Supervisor (Kirk) Uhler’s former employer, Solar Power Inc., of Roseville, is a correct action (Journal, Aug. 20). The ...

Why not advertise all government job openings?

Hermetically sealing the notebook so that the malodorous waftings from DeWitt Center don’t contaminate those precious pages ... Well, to be perfectly fair, not all of the dealin ...

6 officials among election non-voters

The May 19 election drew about 42 percent of Placer County’s registered voters to the polls. It also meant 58 percent stayed away — including six elected officials. The Journ ...

Solar company’s dealings with assessor shady

Last Monday’s refusal of Placer County Assessor Kristen Spears to answer a question before the Assessment Appeal Board, that is, whether a land lease between Placer County and So ...

Assessor’s office drags feet when home values decline

I laughed when I read Placer County Assessor (Kristen) Spears’ description of the wonderful, free services offered by the assessor’s office. Her words sound great, but were pur ...

Homeowners: Don’t be fooled by property tax notice

A letter being sent to thousands of homeowners in Placer County might be misleading them into thinking they have to pay to get a property tax reassessment. The letters have gone o ...