CO$T is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the interests of Marin taxpayers


Who is The Committee to Keep Marin Moving- the pro Measure AA group? A grassroots organization of working Marinites? Far from it. Here are some of its big dollar contributors:

BFK Engineers Redwood City – $5000.00
Biggs Cardosa Associates San Jose – $ 2000.00
Fehr and Peers Walnut Creek- $3500.00
All City Management Services Santa Fe Springs -$7500.00

There’s more here:

Is this grassroots tax paying citizens speaking? Hardly. Ask yourselves who these people are and what do they get for their “contributions”?


Alert! Avoid Having Your Last Minute Mail-In Ballot Rejected!

Mailed in ballots received by Marin County Election Department after Friday November 9th DON’T GET COUNTED… even if they were postmarked before the Tuesday November 6th cutoff.

Don’t risk the chance that your mail-in ballot won’t arrive in time. Marin mail gets processed via San Francisco and election week volume will be high.

We recommend you postmark your ballot no later than Friday November 2nd.

Otherwise, you can drop your ballot into the box at any polling station (need not be your precinct) on Election Day, November 6.

You can also drop your ballot any time prior to polls closing at the election mail box in front of the Civic Center or at the Elections Office (Civic Center room 121) during office hours.


IRS approves CO$T Foundation. click here


Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers Fall 2018 Forum

“What They Don’t Want You to Know”
About taxes, pensions, public education and services

Featuring Guest Speaker
David Crane, President, Govern for California


CO$T aims to:

1. Keep local taxes and fees on housing and basic services affordable.
2. Encourage officials to prioritize spending on the uses most important to taxpayers.
3. Improve transparency and fiscal responsibility at local agencies and districts.
4. Educate taxpayers about the cost and use of their local taxes and fees.
5. Urge that tax measures be fair, equitable, and approved by those who will be paying.

CO$T’s activities include:

1. Host non-partisan public meetings about local tax policies and the options.
2. Inform voters about proposed new and renewed taxes and fees.
3. Research whether new taxes and fees are necessary and how they will be used.
4. Investigate cost-effective alternatives to higher taxes and fees.
5. Guide local officials on which tax and spending proposals voters would favor.
6. Serve as Taxpayer Representative on district Citizen Oversight Committees.

CO$T is an all-volunteer organization led by our Board of Directors. Our Advisory Group gives periodic guidance and assistance on projects. We email alerts on issues and developments to followers who sign up to receive our communications.