Millions hang in balance of Chevron a...

Millions hang in balance of Chevron assessment suit

There are 1 comment on the Contra Costa Times story from Jan 8, 2012, titled Millions hang in balance of Chevron assessment suit. In it, Contra Costa Times reports that:

Tens of millions of dollars that Contra Costa public agencies already have spent is on the line in the latest round of the epic seven-year battle between the county and Chevron over property taxes on the oil giant's Richmond refinery.

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Dwight Baker

Eagle Pass, TX

#1 Jan 9, 2012
The road for those in Contra Costa California is rough and rock strewn.
By Dwight Baker
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1/9/12

ARTICLE
Millions hang in balance of Chevron assessment suit
http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_19698...

EXCERPT
Contra Costa Assessor Gus Kramer characterizes Chevron as a deep-pocketed bully trying to leverage the financially struggling county with expensive and time-consuming back-to-back appeals and court challenges.
"Negotiating with Chevron is like dealing with an abusive spouse," he said. "In public, it's all milk and honey and 'Let's try and work it out.' But as soon as they get behind closed doors, they beat us up unmercifully."
Kramer also has populist sentiment on his side, as few sympathize with the plight of a global company that reported record profits of $27 billion in the year ending in September. It's a figure Richmond Progressive Alliance member Mike Parker calls incontrovertible evidence of the company's pursuit of profits over community interests.

MY TAKE
So sad to see people struggle with BIG OIL. The road for those in Contra Costa California is rough and rock strewn. For their odds of success are far less than others who reside out side of the USA. WHY, Chevron home is in San Francisco.

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