Overpaying Property Taxes?

How the recession has impacted the value of your real and personal property and why you may be overpaying property taxes. There’s cost, there’s book value, there’s income tax value and there’s GAAP value.  These are all values that accountants use. You might think that property taxes are based on one of these and that… Read more »


My son Kenny is a freshman at Sonoma State which sponsored an Ultimate Frisbee tournament  this last weekend.  If you are not familiar with Ultimate Frisbee, think of a passing league football game played with a Frisbee instead of a football.  Included in the competition were the likes of UC Berkeley, Stanford, Cal State Humboldt, and other colleges.  Kenny… Read more »

Jim Bateman joins Long Beach Yacht Club

Long Beach has the best sailing conditions in Southern California and I am lucky enough to live near the beach and take full advantage of this great resource. As a active racer in Southern California I’ve enjoyed the hospitality and camaraderie of Long Beach Yacht Club for many years. In fact my very first So Cal… Read more »

Jim Bateman joins Provisors Long Beach

I am pleased to announce that I have joined ProVisors Long Beach II group. This is a new group of a great institution in California.    A key role as a B2B CFO® is to help my clients find high quality professional services from attornies, banker, CPA’s, brokers, insurance, benefits, HR and systems professionals. It’s an honor to be… Read more »

About Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, California, United States. As of January 1, 2008, the population of Santa Rosa was approximately 161,496 residents. Santa Rosa is the largest city in California’s Wine Country and fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, after San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont. Santa… Read more »