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The TAM TAX Steamroller – San Rafael Resists – Novato Folds
Jan31

The TAM TAX Steamroller – San Rafael Resists – Novato Folds

The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) is in the process of applying a full court press on all Marin city councils to obtain their support to pressure the State of California legislature to authorize a ½% increase in Marin’s sales tax rate by passing California Senator McGuire’s proposed state transportation bill SB-1 that would modified to include allowing TAM to seek approval to raise Marin’s sales tax by ½%. To that end, TAM...

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TAM tax plan gets off to a rough start
Jan30

TAM tax plan gets off to a rough start

Marin IJ Editorial POSTED: 01/28/17, 2:18 PM PST | 24 COMMENTS The Transportation Authority of Marin’s bid for a new sales tax is off to a rocky start, basically due to its own political approach — and maybe a changing political climate in our county. TAM has been talking for months about its interest in possibly increasing the local sales tax, possibly by a half-cent. Little has been done, however, to expand that important political...

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CRIPPLED WITH TAXES? SENIORS MAY APPLY FOR SCHOOL AND LIBRARY PARCEL TAX EXEMPTIONS
Jan03

CRIPPLED WITH TAXES? SENIORS MAY APPLY FOR SCHOOL AND LIBRARY PARCEL TAX EXEMPTIONS

As a Real Estate Professional, I see firsthand how the middle-class and our seniors are struggling to hold onto their homes in Marin County. Many homeowners are being financially crippled with the escalating Marin County Real Estates Taxes. There seems to be no end in sight with this “tax and spend mentality” of our local and city governments and our incompetent politicians.  Residents are moving out of our county and out...

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Stop That Barking Dog in the Night – Thank You Babylon
Jan03

Stop That Barking Dog in the Night – Thank You Babylon

Trying to silence a neighbor’s (whom you like) barking dog is a tough row to hoe. Like so many daily irritants you either learn to live with it, broach the issue delicately with your neighbor, or embark on a socially perilous journey into the world of local by-laws and “regulations”. Most of us are uncomfortable confronting the dog’s owner face-to-face in part because we could potentially suffer a “loss of face” when told to “mind...

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