California’s career politicians are already scrambling for new jobs in the upcoming 2014 elections. One office that is often overlooked is the the State Board of Equalization (BOE), a public agency charged with tax administration and fee collection in the state of California in the United States.
The areas of authority of the Board fall into four broad areas: sales and use taxes, property taxes, special taxes, and acting as an appellate body for franchise and income tax appeals (which are collected by the Franchise Tax Board). The BOE is the only publicly elected tax commission in the United States.
The BOE Directors are elected by district. There are four districts. Here in Orange County we are represented in the Third District, by Michelle Steel, a Korean-American leader in the California Republican Party. She is going to term out and will be running for the seat currently held by Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach. Continue reading