When: Wednesday April 4, 2018; 11:15 a.m.
Where: The Club at McInnis Park Golf Center, 350 Smith Ranch Rd., San Rafael
Marin taxpayer-voters face higher taxes/fees and/or threatened service cuts from almost all local agencies and districts. Schools are squeezed by rising costs (particularly state-mandated increased pension contributions). In 2018, voters will consider ballot measures to raise bridge toll; increase sales taxes; and increase parcel taxes in Dixie School District and Tamalpais Union High School District (serving all of southern Marin — Redwood, Tam, and Drake). Some districts are planning service cuts, e.g., Novato Unified and Tam Union. School and other essential service funding could improve if commercial properties pay more, via alternative parcel tax structures and/or a 2018 ballot initiative to change proposition 13. Mimi Willard, President of the Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers, will discuss how all this could play out in Marin.