(This demand letter was sent to MMWD’s General Counsel, Mollie MacLean, on October 13, 2021 by CO$T’s attorney.) Dear Counsel, On behalf of the Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers, I am writing to demand that the Marin Municipal Water District (“MMWD”
Q&A WEBINAR For CO$T Supporters and Friends Register Here Monday, October 25, 1:15 pm Reserve Your Spot NOW for this Free Event! CO$T Webinar All Star Panel: * Mike McGuire – State Senator * * Marc Levine –
Help Pry California from Special Interests’ Grip! “Govern for California’s David Crane Has a Plan” Webinar for CO$T & GFC Supporters Wednesday, September 22, 10 am Special interests’ money gets state and local politicians elected. They get what they pay
Time is short to submit applications for exemptions and discounts on an array of Marin add-on property taxes and agency fees. Individuals who may qualify include those who are seniors, disabled, low-to-moderate income, or have special circumstances (e.g., medical conditions
TUHSD is eyeing a 2nd try at a parcel tax renewal/increase in Nov 2020 or a 2021 special election. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It appears Tam Union’s
Urgent Plea to Marin County Supervisors: Declare Health Emergency & Close Tax Collection Office March 29, 2020 The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers demands that Marin County Supervisors immediately declare a public health emergency that includes closing the county tax collection
Read the full PDF by clicking the link below. Summary: Since September 2019, CO$T has been researching an 80-year “fiber-optic” agreement signed in April 2015 between SMART and Sonoma based internet service provider Sonic Communications. The project involved a thorough
“Founded by Kentfield’s Mimi Willard, COST, unlike most California taxpayer groups, doesn’t automatically make negative recommendations on every tax measure. That delivers credibility especially when the recommendation is positive. It also gives those ideologically opposed to all government-sponsored ballot measures
COST Endorses County Wildfire Tax After Gaining Significant Concessions Protecting Taxpayers. We recommend YES on Measure C on the March 2020 Ballot
The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers is endorsing the countywide wildfire protection Measure C which would levy a $10 tax for every 100 square feet of building. Believing in the importance of wildfire preparedness and the likelihood that voters would approve
The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers OPPOSES Measure B, which would raise for the second time in little over a year, the parcel tax for Tamalpais Union High Schools (Redwood, Drake, and Tamalpais). All told, the tax jumps from $300 to
The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers OPPOSES Measure I, which would renew until 2059 the ¼ cent sales tax dedicated to the Sonoma Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART) agency. Measure I will be on the ballot for the March 3, 2020
Marin County Wildfire JPA Tax Measure (March 2020 ballot) Initial Term Must Not Exceed Ten Years; Additional Concerns include Lack of Project List and Clarity re Citizen Oversight Committee CO$T sent submitted and read into the record the following memo
CO$T Files Suit to Stop MMWD’s Illegal Fees Kentfield, CA: Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers v. MMWD: Complaint Filed in Marin Superior Court Alleges Multiple Violations of California Law & Requests Injunction On August 20, 2019, government fee litigation specialist McNeill
Come hear CO$T President Mimi Willard – Tues 6/25 7PM. Free Event McInnis Park Restaurant 350 Smith Ranch Road San Rafael, California 94941 June 25, 2019 7:00 pm Mimi Willard, Founder and President of the Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers, addresses
Mimi Willard and Paul Premo of the Coalition of Sensible Taxpapers are joined by Charlie Duggan of the Marin Municipal Water District to discuss the pros and cons of a proposed rate increase for Marin County customers.
A taxpayer group put the Marin Municipal Water District on notice Thursday, saying it faces “legal peril” if it approves a proposed water rate and fee hike next week. “It effectively notifies the water district of multiple potential violations of
CO$T alleges ongoing MMWD Brown Act Violations, Sends Cease and Desist Demands. On March 22 and May 15, 2019, CO$T sent MMWD cease and desist letters demanding compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act. The Brown Act guarantees the public’s
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.