17 News has canceled the event after Todd Reeves tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

“I was really looking forward to sharing with the voters and property owners of Kern County exactly who I am and get across that as the assistant assessor I’m the right person for this job and I’m such a defender of Prop. 13 and I was really looking forward to getting that out there,” candidate Laura Avila said.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — June 1, KGET will host a debate between the candidates for Kern County’s Assessor-Recorder Seat at 7 p.m.

The candidates include Assistant Assessor Lauren Avila and Chief Appraiser Todd Reeves.

According to the City and County of San Francisco, an Assessor-Recorder is responsible for locating all taxable property in the City, identifying ownership, establishing a taxable value, and applying all legal exemptions.