Posted on January 22, 2010

2nd Tax Lien for Oakland Mayor: $13,000 for ’08

Henry K. Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, January 22, 2010

Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums and his wife, who already have a lien on their property for failing to pay more than $239,000 in taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, are now facing a second lien for more than $13,000, records show.

Dellums, 73, and his wife, Cynthia, 55, who acts as his unpaid adviser, are named in an IRS lien filed with the Alameda County recorder’s office Dec. 23 in the amount of $13,638.

The lien, which says it is for tax year 2008, comes two months after the couple were slapped with a lien in Alameda County for failing to pay $239,000 in taxes from 2005 to 2007, the year Dellums took office as mayor.


A lien naming Ron Dellums was also filed in October in Washington, D.C., where he lived for more than 30 years as a member of Congress and later a lobbyist. Both the mayor and his wife are also named in two additional liens in Washington, D.C., filed in November and December, records show.

The Dellumses own a house in Washington, which was assessed at $1.4 million in 2007, public records show. {snip}