Sonoma County Controller to Address SoCoTax – March 15

Sonoma County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector Eric Roeser is this month’s featured speaker.  Mr. Roeser will address the financial challenges faced by the county in the aftermath of the Tubbs fire last October.  In addition to the loss of human life, nearly 6,000 structures were destroyed decimating the county’s property tax base in the process.  All that on top of the millions of dollars in unbudgeted expenses for fighting the fires, evacuating residents and dealing with the resulting cleanup and rebuilding process.  This will be a fascinating and informative discussion.  Make your plans to attend.  Click here for more info.

Meetings Moved to Flamingo Hotel

Come join us at our new venue, the Flamingo Hotel at Fourth and Farmers Lanes, Santa Rosa.  Sadly, our long-time meeting venue, the Fountaingrove Inn, was destroyed in the October fires that ravaged much of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County.  We are pleased, however, that the Flamingo Hotel could accommodate us at our regular meeting dates every third Thursday of the month.  We look forward to seeing you there.

District Attorney Jill Ravitch to Speak on April 20

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch will visit SoCoTax on April 20 to discuss the district attorney’s office and related matters.  Meeting open to the public.

Dan Walters to Speak at Annual Meeting on February 16

Sign up for now for the annual membership meeting on February 16.  SoCoTax is pleased to have Sacramento Bee political columnist Dan Walter join us as our keynote speaker.  Mr. Walters always fills the room so get your registration in early.  To download the info, click here.

October Newsletter Available.

Our October newsletter is now available.  Read about the ongoing efforts (or lack of) by the Santa Rosa city council to recover expenses re the Fountaingrove Fire Station; read about Santa Rosa’s, Sonoma’s and the county’s proposed sales and other taxes on the November ballot.   Click here to download.

Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Ass’n. President, to Visit SoCoTax

Be sure to join us for a very special visit with Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association President Jon Coupal on April 21.  Mr. Coupal will share the latest developments in Sacramento with respect to Proposition 13 and other matters of concern to taxpayers.  Click here for details.