TWO Special Q&A Zoom Candidate Forums
Moderated by Marin IJ’s Dick Spotswood

Marin County District 1 and 5 Supervisor Candidates Night Videos


April 21 and 25, 2022 Audio for Supervisor Candidates Forum Marin County Districts 1 and 5

(click here) Audio Candidates Marin County District 1 April 21 2022

(click here) Audio Candidates Marin County District 5 April 25 2022


California’s New Housing Laws Truth and Consequences
For CO$T Supporters and Friends

MMWD 10/15/21 Board Retreat Examined Water Supply Options

Link to powerpoint slides here

CO$T Videotaped the Entire Meeting Because the Water District Didn’t

IMPORTANT WEBINAR VIDEO: Help Pry California from Special Interests’ Grip!

Special interests’ money gets state and local politicians elected. They get what they pay for. We get runaway expenditures, higher taxes and declining services.

David CraneGovern for California GFC President David Crane — public policy expert and good governance advocate – is leading a masterly campaign to get California off this unsustainable trajectory and our politicians back to representing the public interest. GFC is levelling the playing field by putting serious money behind responsible candidates and advancing its own legislative initiatives that put ordinary Californians’ interests first. Crane is an authority on government finance, accounting, pension liability, and how the sausage gets made in Sacramento.

CO$T Zoom Forum on Prop 15 September 28, 2020

As part of its educational mission, the Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers Foundation is pleased to invite you to a Zoom forum featuring a moderated discussion between a leading advocate FOR and a leading opponent AGAINST Proposition 15.

This ballot initiative, commonly referred to as split roll, proposes the most significant change to California’s property tax code in a generation. It promises to significantly increase funding for public schools, community colleges, and local governments by raising the tax assessment on most commercial and industrial properties.

This constitutional amendment is strongly backed by education advocates, municipalities, and public employee unions; it’s equally strongly opposed by the business lobby, and taxpayer advocates focused on protecting Proposition 13.

Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers’ 2019 Fall Forum

“Dollars and Sense”
…Is Another Tax Increase Cycle on the Horizon?

Featuring Guest Speaker:
Preeminent California Political Watchdog Journalist
Dan Walters of CalMatters

Mimi Willard on the Charlie Siler Show, July 2, 2019

Mimi Willard Addresses Meeting of Marin Rental Property Association – June 25, 2019

Power Point Download Here

Marin Municipal Water District Meeting April 17, 2019

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.

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

Marin DA Debate

The Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers hosted a public debate featuring the candidates running for Marin County District Attorney in the June 5th primary election. This is an important vote, as the DA — who leads the County’s staff of criminal prosecutors – has historically been reelected for multiple terms.

All three candidates — AJ Brady, Lori Frugoli and Anna Pletcher – participated in the CO$T-sponsored May 3 event, which was expertly moderated by the CA bar’s Exec Director. Click below for a video replay of the DA debate.

Cut Services or Increase Taxes

Marin Coalition April 4, 2018

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 them — are undermining proposition 13’s promises of fair, affordable taxes. Learn about recent and unfolding developments, how they affect you, and what you can do to help.

Town Hall with Joe Nation- Video

Click the image to view details of Joe Nation’s slide show from the talk.