On behalf of all the
staff at the Assessor’s Office and myself, I welcome you to tour our Web
site. The purpose of the site is to allow you quick, convenient access
to general information about the property assessment process as well as
information on specific properties.
ASSESSOR Jose M. Rodriguez, Jr.
Jose M. Rodriguez,
Junior. is the 9th Assessor of Imperial County, he was
appointed as the Assessor on December 15, 1999 by the Imperial County
Board of Supervisors, following Mr. Michael R. Smith’s retirement. On
March 05, 2002 he ran for office unopposed.
The focus of Mr.
Rodriguez's administration has been to combine the technology, including
the extensive use of the Geographic Information System (GIS), Computer
Assisted Mass Appraisal program, and the use of the Internet
website to better serve the community of Imperial County, with emphasis
on traditional public service.
The Assessor’s career
spans 40 years, beginning in the Mapping Department as a Map Draftsman
and culminating in his present position as Assessor. After starting as
a Map Draftsman, Mr. Rodriguez held the positions of Appraiser,
Supervising Appraiser, and Chief Appraiser. Prior to becoming Assessor,
he served for 13 years as Assistant Assessor under Mr. Michael R.
He has successfully
applied, for the past 3 years to the State Department of Finance for a $
231,673 grant that has improved the operations of the office by
purchasing all of the office ergonomic furniture, the office computers
and helped fund the County’s Geographic Information System. Also, with
the use of these funds, the office is in the process in becoming a
paperless office by implementing an Imaging and Record Management System
and is in the planning stages with the Treasurer/Tax Collector and
Auditor Controller Office in acquiring an up-to-date Property Tax
In July of 2000, the
County Executive Officer requested Mr. Rodriguez to coordinate the
County’s second attempt in the development of the Imperial County
Geographic Information System. With the help and coordination of all the
Cities, Imperial Irrigation District, California Department of
Transportation (Cal-Trans) and Bureau of Land Management we
successfully completed this project using state and federal funds at no
cost to the General Fund.
As a community member
of the City of Calexico, he served one term on the City Council and 17
years on the Calexico Unified School District Board of Trustees.
He’s a member of the
California Assessor’s Association and serves on the Standards and
Mr. Rodriguez attended
Imperial Valley College for 2 1/2 years majoring in Civil Engineering.
Has successfully completed numerous State Board of Equalization
Appraisal courses and possesses a State Board of Equalization
Advance Appraisers Certificate.
He is married to Gloria
J. Rodriguez for 39 years and has a daughter Janette and a son Joseph
and 3 grandchildren.
Excellence in Public Service
" IT’S OUR JOB "