The district doggedly presses forward with a proposed series of rate increases and a novel infrastructure investment fee that hasn’t been justified, is unfairly distributed among ratepayers and financially incentivizes behavior that increases wildfire risk. It also hasn’t warned ratepayers
MMWD RATE HIKE PROTEST FORM MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE MAY 28, 2019 MMWD PUBLIC HEARING Click Here for the CO$T Protest Form Click Here for the official MMWD Instructions to file a protest.
MMWD Meeting on Rate Increase March 19, 2019 Marin Municipal Water District Board meeting on rate increase of March 19, 2019. Posted by CO$T Marin.
MMWD’s upcoming PR visits to City Councils are a chance for you and your council to object to the Reverse Robin Hood funding scheme: its proposed capital maintenance fee (CMF). Speak up during public comment at your council meeting. Email
Marin Municipal Water District plans to put a big, new, annual fee on your next tax bill, AND, send a HUGE invoice to your public school district and municipality. Despite a stated 10 year term, the District plans that the
In today’s Marin IJ Jan 28, 2019 https://www.marinij.com/2019/01/27/marin-tax-watchdog-aims-for-transpartisan-approach/
Transportation Authority of Marin’s proposed ½ cent sales tax renewal has attracted considerable opposition owing to its 30 year term. With rapidly evolving technological and societal changes, that’s much further into the future than any congestion management agency can predict.
The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers Urges Vote YES on Measure J Tamalpais Union High School District $149 Annual 4-Year Supplemental Parcel Tax The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers encourages voting YES on Measure J, a supplemental $149 annual parcel tax. Measure
Argument Against Measure AA (TAM Sales Tax Renewal) Voters should reject Measure AA, a thirty-year renewal of the 0.5% county-wide sales tax whose revenues go to the Transportation Authority of Marin. Thirty years is way too long. The Transportation Authority
The Marin Association of Public Employees (MAPE)* is going on strike to force Marin’s Board of Supervisors to give them an 11% pay raise! Their demands are excessive and lack accountability. Our supervisors vote on any contract. Tell them to
NO on Regional Measure 3, the $3.00 toll hike On June 2018 Bay Area Ballots The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers — a nonprofit non-partisan advocacy group protecting the rights and interests of Marin taxpayers – urges voting NO ON
Routine increases in garbage collection fees plus the introduction of a garbage-related regulatory compliance charge sparked an accusation Tuesday that the county is profiting from garbage rate hikes. During a public hearing on the fee increases, Mimi Willard of Kentfield,
Based on new information, CO$T now opposes Kentfield School District Measure A. Our prior approach was to take “No Position”, while providing detailed information so voters could make an informed choice. Measure A proposes to raise the parcel tax on
The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers has decided to take NO POSITION on the Kentfield School District parcel tax — neither endorsing nor opposing. KSD’s superior schools depend on parcel tax revenues for current programs and services. But the proposed tax
CO$T Endorses Voting YES on Measure B (Larkspur Essential Services Sales Tax) October 6, 2017 Kentfield, CA: The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers — a nonprofit non-partisan advocacy group protecting the rights and interests of Marin taxpayers – recommends voting YES
CO$T Endorses Voting NO on Measure E (Flood Zone 1 Parcel Tax) October 4, 2017 Kentfield, CA: The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers — a nonprofit non-partisan advocacy group protecting the rights and interests of Marin taxpayers – urges voting NO
CO$T Forum on Taxes The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers’ (CO$T) Public Event Guest Speaker: California’s Preeminent Taxpayer Rights Advocate Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President, Jon Coupal New and increased taxes – and recent events eroding taxpayers’ right to vote on
https://marinpost.org/blog/2017/9/3/recent-court-decision-likely-unleashes-additional-spate-of-local-taxes-in-ca California’s “Citizens United” A game-changing decision issued by the California Supreme Court appears to eviscerate taxpayer protections provided under Proposition 13 and Proposition 218 (the Right to Vote on Taxes Act) that require a 2/3rds majority vote to pass
Brewing tax hikes may test Marin voters’ generous spirit A new article by Marin IJ columnist, Dick Spotswood examines the array of substantial tax hikes challenging Marin voters in the upcoming election cycle. “Tamalpais Union High School District is pushing
http://www.marinij.com/opinion/20170724/marin-voice-assemblyman-levine-stood-up-for-local-control From the article: “In 2014, Levine corrected a mistake that wrongfully categorized Marin as “urban,” reflecting small communities built along winding roads at the base of Mount Tamalpais. The new bill extends suburban density until 2028. Elected officials in