Longtime county staffer Santos H. Kreimann was proposed by county CEO William Fujioka to take over the office of county assessor. Kreimann has been Director of Beaches and Harbors for three years and change. If the Board of Supervisors approves (and let's just assume that key Supes were involved in his selection), Kreimann would become chief deputy assessor. That, in turn, would trigger the "voluntary leave of absence" of current Assessor John Noguez, who is under investigation by the DA's office over allegations of bribery and improper tax assessments.
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