KQED takes up Chevron defeat in Contra Costa County

Belva Davis (Photo by Greg Habiby © KQED 2009)

Watch ” This Week in Northern California” with host Belva Davis tonight and yours truly, where I will talk about Chevron’s stunning property tax appeal defeat in Contra Costa County.

The show airs at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays on KQED Public Television Channel 9 or you can watch a video archive online at http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/thisweek/watch/

Here’s the blurb about tonight’s full line-up:

In the wake of the devastating shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, hundreds of community members attend an international prayer vigil. Meanwhile, Mayor Jean Quan calls for a renewed effort to curb gun violence and improve access to mental health services. Yahoo hands out pink slips to 2,000 employees, implementing the most significant layoff in the company’s history. New CEO Scott Thompson is expected to make further cuts this year as part of a monumental corporate restructuring. Oil giant Chevron is dealt an unexpected blow as the Contra Costa County Assessment Appeals Board slaps an additional estimated $26.7 million in taxes on its Richmond refinery, claiming the property was previously undervalued by the county. As baseball season kicks off the San Francisco Giants sign a record $127.5 million deal with All-Star pitcher Matt Cain and unveil plans for “Mission Rock,” a new waterfront development next to AT&T Park.


Mina Kim, KQED News

Lisa Vorderbrueggen, Contra Costa Times

Kara Swisher, All Things D

Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle


Lisa Vorderbrueggen

  • John W.

    Watched it. Good program. Actually learned something from Lisa’s comments — i.e., that the city and county can collect the $27 million from Chevron immediately rather than waiting for the outcome of any appeals or negotiations. I should have known that from the first day of last week’s Supreme Court arguments on the Affordable Care Act and whether the court could even review the law now due to the 1867 anti-injunction act. But, as Elwood noted on another post, the city and county would be wise not to spend the money just yet.