Friday, January 27, 2017
TAM hides the Tax Measure from the public
Jan 24, 2017 Novato council person Pat Eklund calls out TAM for the confusing language concerning increasing the Sale Tax. It reads,
"CONSIDERATION OF SUPPORT FOR THE TRANSPORTATION
AUTHORITY OF MARIN IN THEIR EFFORT TO REMOVE A STATE
PROCEDURAL OBSTACLE TO ALLOW A COMMUNITY
CONVERSATION AND MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY FOR LOCAL
The language is clearly meant to confuse the public. The city manager placed it on the agenda as instructed. TAM director Diane Steinhauser and TAM chairperson Stephanie Moulton Peters use the same language everywhere in Marin . It is a Brown Act violation to obscure language on agendas.
Lifting the sales tax will most certainly be the first step to a permanent sales tax increase.