|Profession||Real Estate Professional, Proprietor New Orleans Realty|
|Present Employer / position||New Orleans Realty, Proprietor, Real Estate Professional Broker|
|Length of residence in Jurisdiction||Lifetime|
|List of educational institutions and degrees||Saint Henry's Grammar School|
L.E. Rabouin Vocational Technical High School
Loyola, Xavier and Dominican University - New Orleans Consortium - Small Business Management
Delgado University - Notarial Law
National Institute of Real Estate Brokers
National Realtors Association - Graduate Realtors Institute - GRI Designation
|Prior elected and appointed positions||None|
|Civic involvement and affiliations||Founder and Former Chairman New Orleans Voters League|
Friends of City Park
|1. What suggestions do you have for changing the assessment laws?
||Term Limit The Office to 12 Years. The most valuable real estate in Louisiana is in New Orleans and the position is to powerful to be made into a dynasty to feed political organizations through professional service contracts and the like. The current assessor is a life long politician who has been at City Hall for nearly 50 years is 84 years old (God Bless Him) but is a bureaucratic book keeper that has transformed the office from a 'Property Assessment' office to a 'Tax Collection' office in violation of law according to the Louisiana Legislators Office Report by 'Chasing Sales' in order to 'equalize assessments' to achieve higher assessments. During the recent COVID-19 pandemic however he cooked the books for the corporations and reduced commercial assessments 50% and did NOTHING for the homeowners. He is taxing so much that New Orleanians cannot afford to live in New Orleans.|
|2. Should assessors have influence on adjusting tax exemptions?
||The Homestead Exemption should be increased to at least $10,000.00. The assessor should not have influence on an exemptions that should be left to the boards and city council.|
|3. Do you favor a change in reducing the number of exempt properties? Please explain.
||There are 'corrections' that need to be made and if it reduces the number of exemptions then so be it, but to reduce to achieve a number is no good. The Assessor should work with the public and the City Council to implement a plan to decide what is fair and reasonable so that everyone pays their fair share but no one gets the burden of paying for services that others are receiving at a greater level. Thank You very much!|
Let GRESSETT ASSESS IT and forget the rest!