Marinwood Passed approval to spend taxes again on Tuesday, March 3rd. The CSD claims it is not a NEW tax but merely approves spending money they are collecting. Think about this for a second. What do you think would happen if they did NOT receive approval to spend the money? Maybe they would be forced to defend their expenditures.
Here is some of the colossal waste that Marinwood engages in
1.) Lawsuit defense when the CSD refused to pay for landslide repair on the property of 50+ year residents Alan Miller and his wife. (They are are in settlement talks now MINUS our legal defense costs)
2.) A highly unusual consulting contract with former CSD politician Bill Hansell that is FIVE TIMES original estimate with NO PERFORMANCE criteria or budget limit. They refuse to even discuss the project cost... This is corruption, mismanagement or whatever you want to call it... It screws taxpayers and people need to be held accountable.
3.) Overstaffing at the CSD. We have the largest payroll in history. New full time staff positions have been created from former part time positions.
4.) Secretive Business dealings with special events that never seem to make any money despite large revenues.
5.) 80% of Marinwood Fire Department calls are served in the City of San Rafael but we pay 100% of the cost PLUS a management fee. Marinwood Taxpayers are also responsible for 100% of the retirement liability. It is a grossly unfair deal for taxpayers but the Marinwood CSD refuse to address it.