• Transparency, Accountability, & Community Engagement | Millage Meeting June 10th

    6 GIU 2024 · In this episode of Assessing Livingston Parish, Jeff Taylor discusses millages and budget allocations in Livingston Parish and the upcoming millage meeting where the majority of the districts in Livingston Parish will be present to explain their budget.  Residents are urged to attend the June 10th meeting to better understand the budget needs of the districts that make up Livingston Parish. Join us in promoting transparency, accountability, and community engagement at the upcoming millage meeting. The meeting will be from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on Monday June 10th, 2024 at the LPSO Training Center.  Livingston  Parish Sheriff's Office Training Center 29384 Woodside Drive Walker, LA 70785  You can learn more about the Livingston Parish Assessor's Office here: https://www.livingstonassessor.com  Timestamps  00:56 Impact of Floods and COVID 01:56 Importance of Transparency 02:47 Significant Value Increase 03:30 Millage Determinations 04:06 Importance of Attendance 04:57 Explaining District Budgets 05:48 Collaborative Efforts 07:36 Tightening Budgets 07:54 District Representation 08:52 Communication is Key 09:23 Assessor's Responsibilities 10:51 Meeting Scheduling Challenges 11:12 Meeting Details 12:25 Assessing Budget Needs 14:55 Assessor's Role Clarity 15:54 Encouraging Attendance 17:22 Event Details 20:33 Statewide Unprecedented Initiative
    21 min. 27 sec.
  • Episode 4 | Parish Wide Millage Millage Meeting Announcement and Discussion

    17 MAG 2024 · In this episode, Jeff announces the upcoming millage meeting on June 10th. This has been something that the Assessor's office has been pushing for for many years. The meeting will include many of the districts throughout livingston Patrish including the sheriff's office and others. Jeff stresses the importance of resident participation in the meeting. Join us in promoting transparency, accountability, and community engagement at the upcoming millage meeting. The meeting will be from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on Monday June 10th, 2024 at the LPSO Training Center. Livingston  Parish Sheriff's Office Training Center 29384 Woodside Drive Walker, LA 70785 You can learn more about the Livingston Parish Assessor's Office here: https://www.livingstonassessor.com
    13 min. 20 sec.
  • Episode 3 | Homestead Increase Approved for First Responders, Millage Meetings Progressing

    5 APR 2024 · In this episode of Assessing Livingston Parish with Jeff Taylor he delves into recent developments in Livingston Parish, including on the passing of a $25,000 homestead exemption for first responders by the parish council. Jeff outlines specific criteria for qualifying as a first responder, emphasizing adherence to legislative guidelines and annual renewal of the exemption. He moves on to discuss millage meetings and challenges in coordinating common meetings among districts, highlighting the importance of transparency in budget explanations to the public. He also discusses the funding disparities among parishes, with Livingston Parish receiving $10 million in contrast to others, raise questions on fund allocation and the need for increased advocacy. Timestamps Introduction First Responders Homestead Exemption Millage Meetings Assessment Concerns You can learn more about the Livingston Parish Assessor's Office here: https://www.livingstonassessor.com
    18 min. 17 sec.
  • Episode 2 | Assessing Livingston Parish Podcast

    22 MAR 2024 · In this episode, Jeff Taylor highlights the upcoming reassessment year and urges property owners to be vigilant about their assessments. He mentions the early availability of assessment information for corrections before tax notices are sent out and stresses the impact of district meetings on tax adjustments. Jeff also expains how drones enhance accuracy in property assessment by identifying changes and details the process of classifying properties based on different factors. Jeff discusses the importance of providing evidence to support assessment disputes and emphasizes the transparency and fairness of the assessment process. Reflecting on his 23-year career, Jeff discusses the evolution of technology in property assessment, the integration of advanced software, and mapping tools. Timestamps 0:26 Reassessment and Feedback 1:09 Importance of Paying Attention 1:54 Desire for Home Value Increase 2:10 Impact of Damage on Home 2:23 Importance of District Meetings 2:39 Challenges with One-Night Meetings 4:57 Utilizing Drones for Assessments 8:22 Gathering Information from Realtors 9:40 Reasonable Assessments in Livingston 10:40 Finding Information on District Meetings 12:24 Determining Home Values from Market 16:09 Fairness in Assessment Adjustments 17:05 23 Years of Service and Progress 18:59 Technological Advances in Assessments 21:10 Leading the State in Innovation You can learn more about the Livingston Parish Assessor's Office here: https://www.livingstonassessor.com
    22 min. 19 sec.
  • Episode 1 | Assessing Livingston Parish Podcast

    4 MAR 2024 · In this first episode of a new podcast launched by the Livingston Parish Assessor's Office, Jeff Taylor, the Assessor in Livingston Parish, sheds light on the inner workings of the Assessor's Office. With this podcast, Jeff's main goal is transparency, ensuring that everyone understands the assessment process and how it impacts their taxes, and his aim to dispel misconceptions and emphasize fairness and equity in assessments. He discusses the upcoming reassessment year in 2024, urging residents to pay attention to their assessments to ensure accuracy and highlights the importance of proactive engagement, encouraging people to address assessment discrepancies with evidence for correction. Emphasizing personal accountability in understanding and challenging assessments is crucial to maintaining accuracy. Jeff Taylor also delves into various exemptions available to residents, such as homestead and veterans exemptions, which can significantly impact property taxes, detailing explanations of these exemptions so as to empower residents to make informed decisions about their tax obligations and benefits. Additionally, Jeff stresses the responsibility of districts to adjust millages to reflect property value changes. Another key focus is the integration of advanced technology, including a drone program for property assessments and mapping initiatives for comprehensive data collection. These technological advancements not only enhance assessment accuracy but also streamline processes, ultimately benefiting taxpayers. He is advocating for community engagement in district meetings to influence millage decisions, highlighting the impact of active participation on tax rates. By championing transparency, fairness, and technological innovation, the Assessor's Office in Livingston Parish aspires to set a benchmark for excellence and efficiency in property assessments. You can learn more about the Livingston Parish Assessor's Office here: https://www.livingstonassessor.com
    17 min. 28 sec.

This podcast is hosted by https://www.facebook.com/livingstonparishassessorjefftaylor?__cft__[0]=AZWPebNT4sGiZNXeb3NcxPnLSJfzq1T6DmSAKm2SQu5bfQOuhvAneDXmqbAqEPZUWZDtn93qf5ZrZvOn_NGWC2a-H1QZ24jI9-k0bZoeTfOaBRCbqofJTOVod62Mqa5H7kW2MoBWSiHK2--6zvygLPNU2F7Q2sekeHDnHaKiMP3sXIs_MNnjVPhtgS-2jpFdZcM&__tn__=-]K-R, with episodes dropping throughout the year giving Livingston Parish residents information on not only the functions day to day in the Assessor’s office but...

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This podcast is hosted by Livingston Parish Assessor Jeff Taylor, with episodes dropping throughout the year giving Livingston Parish residents information on not only the functions day to day in the Assessor’s office but also some tips on what you can do to affect your assessment.


“Assessing Livingston Parish with Jeff Taylor” will also be highlighting various taxing districts, bringing on guest to discuss Millages ALL in an effort to help you become a better informed citizen.
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