Since 1975 Marin United Taxpayers Association [MUTA] has been the central force in Marin to hold back taxes that make Marin even more unaffordable. While each year your Basic Property Tax can go up only 2% - your "add-on" taxes [including higher and higher sales taxes] may increase in greater amounts making it difficult for those with moderate or fixed incomes to pay. More and more we see Seniors and young people having to leave the County because they are "taxed out."
We are talking about bringing in more "affordable housing" when government here is making any "affordable housing" that exists here - - unaffordable. This is ridiculous.
We see our representatives spending money on projects that are not government mandates, instead of paying off our obligations. Then, when mandatory invoices come due, and we are short of the money to pay, they just tax us all some more. - despite the fact that the State has a $90 Billion+ surplus. It is predicted that by 2026 that surplus will be gone and even higher taxes will be needed.
Joseph Salama, President
Michael Rothman, Treasurer
Nancy McCarthy, Secretary
Michael Hartnett, M.D.