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.
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