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
Hiring Consultant Would Further Advance TUHSD’s Plan for $450 Million Bond Measure and Parcel Tax. The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) will be deciding Tuesday July 18 whether to hire a “campaign strategist” for (1) a proposed $450 million
July 5, 2017 Dear Elected Official: The 2017 Civil Grand Jury has issued three reports about unfunded retirement costs, which, of itself, indicates the urgency of the problem. 1. Marin’s Retirement Health Care Benefits 2. The Budget Squeeze: How Will
If SB-231 Passes, You are Powerless to Prevent New Property Taxes for Stormwater. Contact Assembly Member Marc Levine and Senator Mike McGuire ASAP. An Assembly vote just scheduled for Monday 6/26 threatens to remove your right to vote on new
Tell McGuire & Levine To Protect OUR Right to Vote on New Taxes. If SB-231 Passes, You are Powerless to Prevent New Property Taxes for Stormwater. Contact Assembly Member Marc Levine and Senator Mike McGuire ASAP. An Assembly vote just
A Recent (push) poll by the Transportation of Marin found that only 2% of respondents wanted more money spent on bike paths. That brings up the question of what exactly do the other 98% of RATE PAYERS want THEIR money
The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) will be deciding soon whether to accept a $300 million Facilities Master Plan (FMP) for major capital projects — mainly at Tam, Redwood and Drake High Schools. If the FMP is approved, the
The meeting lasted from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. These videos represent the first two hours. Please visit the related pages on this website to learn more about the Marin Municipal Water District rate hikes.
“How hard does SB 1 hit the middle class and low income earners? Example: $3.39 per gallon rises to $3.58 under SB 1, up 19 cents a gallon (12 cents plus another 7 cents with SB 1’s hidden gas excise
Subject: OPPOSITION to SCA 6 (Wiener), as amended on May 1, 2017 Date: May 2, 2017 To: Members, Senate Transportation and Housing Committee From: Therese Twomey, Director of State Fiscal Policy The above-listed organizations [see below] are writing in opposition
http://www.marinij.com/general-news/20170413/ij-forums-marin-water-chief-defends-proposed-rate-hikes Check the above link to watch a debate between, MMWD general manager, Krishna Kumar and CO$T founder, Mimi Willard. Hosted by the MarinIJ’s Dick Spotswood.
Date: April 4, 2017 To: Members, Senate Governance and Finance Committee From: Robert Gutierrez, Director of State and Local Finance Subject: OPPOSITION to SCA 6 (Wiener), as amended on March 29, 2017 Link to Bill The above-listed organizations are in
Dear Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers The meeting lasted from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. These videos represent the first two hours. Please visit the related pages on this website to learn more about the Marin Municipal Water District rate hikes.
CO$T Marin to host the Marin County District Attorney Candidate Debate! The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers is hosting a debate for the three candidates for Marin County District Attorney. The event will be held on Thursday May 3, 2018
Listen to a podcast of CO$T founder, Mimi Willard, on KWMR’s Pieces of Peace/Right Now March 2, 2017 From Point Reyes Station. LINK HERE Show host Susan Santiago interviews CO$T’s founder, Mimi Willard. This is an excellent opportunity to