For the Full planning meeting: February 11th Planning Commission Meeting
In this clip from the February 11, 2013 Planning Meeting discussing the Housing Element for unincorporated Marin, Lele Thomas, Planner describes the taxes that Marinwood Village will pay.
The total tax burden of Marinwood Village is around $10,000 and they expect to apply for a tax rebate because they are a non profit.
It appears that they DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR ANY SCHOOL BONDS!
The Dixie school district will receive a one time impact fee of $200,000 which must be used for construction only. It cannot be applied to teachers. A portable classroom is estimated to cost $150,000 each. With at least 150 school children expected, an estimated 7 teachers, 5 portable classrooms, administrators, teaching materials, computers costing in the millions will be the sole responsibility of the local taxpayers.
For this reason alone, Marinwood Village project should be rejected. It is shocking that neither the planning department, politicians or neighborhood leaders have considered this fundamental problem.
Lele Thomas concludes her remarks with "The bottom line is whether or not there is funding for Dixie Schools, this is not a reason for the Marinwood Village project to be rejected."
We must not let our community be exploited like this. Join us today. The next big planning meeting is March 11th. Please attend.
For related post see: Marinwood Residents Testify at Feb 11 Planning meeting