Conference 2012

Contra Costa County

Crowne Plaza, Concord
October 11-12, 2012



Announcement Letter (Preliminary, 10/31/2011) (PDF; 32 KB)
Announcement Letter (Amended, 08/01/2012) (PDF; 48 KB)


Registration Form (PDF; 79 KB)


Agenda (PDF; 45 KB)


  • Welcome and Assessor's Address (Audio; 22.5 MB): Welcome and roll call by Jennifer Nunnally, followed by the opening address by Gus Kramer.
  • Title Research (PDF; 1.6 MB) (Audio; 54.2 MB): By Marshall Frank, a private consultant that performs forensic reexaminations of title histories for utilities and public agencies in the Contra Costa & San Francisco areas.
  • Moving Towards A Common Parcel Landbase Between the Assessor and Public Works (Audio; 42.5 MB): Emilio Solano discusses his experiences in coordinating GIS efforts with another county department.
  • Creating A Tax Map In ArcGIS (Audio; 78.0 MB): An Esri representative demonstrates using ArcGIS to create a tax map, using features such as the Parcel Fabric and Data Driven Pages.
  • Open Discussion (Audio Part 1; 62.9 MB) (Audio Part 2; 20.3 MB): Discussion of challenges the counties are facing.
  • State Board of Equalization (Audio; 22.3 MB): Ric Schwarting, acting manager of the Tax Area Services Section, discusses the status of a new AH-216 manual being created for digital mapping standards, and a new website being created for delivery of change notices. Plus, a few bonus questions are answered.
  • Going Paperless (PDF; 4.7 MB) (Audio; 33.3 MB): Gavin Mayeda from Placer County discusses their paperless procedures for tracking parcel splits with a custom logging and workflow application. It was created in-house and features connectivity to Megabyte and recorded documents.

NOTE: Audio recorded by Jim Isbell (Kern Co.) from the front row of the conference room, using a digital voice recorder. File format is MP3. Headphones are recommended.