GPOA Meeting Regarding CSA 16 Parcel Tax Increase: March 14, 2017, 7-9 p.m., Bacich School Library

Dear Greenbrae Residents,

The Greenbrae Property Owners Association is hosting a meeting to provide residents with information relating to the parcel tax increase that is subject to a mail-in ballot from Greenbrae residents.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Bacich School Community Room.  The GPOA invites all Greenbrae residents to attend this meeting to learn about the proposed increase from $150 to $300 in the annual parcel tax that is used to maintain and improve the many and varied landscape areas in Greenbrae.

My November 22, 2016 email below informed Greenbrae residents that the CSA 16 Advisory Board had scheduled a Special Meeting on November 30, 2016, at which the CSA 16 Advisory Board would recommend to the County Board of Supervisors that a mail-in ballot be held to increase the tax.  My email also provided a link to financial data and analyses relating to the funds generated by the tax and the historical and projected expenses for maintenance and improvements.  That link is below.  At the November 30, 2016 meeting, the CSA 16 Advisory Board recommended that the tax be increased from $150 to $300 per year.

In January 2017, the County Board of Supervisors placed a $150 increase of the annual tax on the ballot.  The ballots will be mailed on April 2, 2017 and will be due by May 2, 2017.  The ballots will be sent to Greenbrae residents who own homes in the area North of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard between Highway 101 and Manor Road.  The area of Greenbrae that is subject to the tax is bounded by Via La Cumbre, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, and Manor Road, and up to but not including Bret Harte Road.  The entries to Greenbrae are at Eliseo, La Cuesta Drive, Manor Road, Via La Cumbre (from the North from San Rafael), and Altura Way (from Bret Harte Road).  The homes in Greenbrae on the South of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard are not subject to the tax and will not receive mail-in ballots.  Attached is a map showing the area of Greenbrae covered by CSA 16.
Representatives from the GPOA, the CSA 16 Advisory Board, and the County of Marin will attend the meeting to provide information and answer questions.  The GPOA urges all Greenbrae residents to attend the meeting to learn more about the need to increase the tax, and hopes to see you there on March 14, 2017.
Very truly yours,
Jack Valinoti
GPOA President
Link to CSA 16 Advisory Board November 30, 2016 Meeting Handout:

CSA 16 Area

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