Welcome to the Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group (CSCTG)!
The purpose of the CSCTG is to establish a volunteer, politically non-partisan, organization of citizen taxpayers in Central Solano County. We are located in the City of Fairfield, CA.
The organization has two main objectives:
✰ Reducing the burden of taxes
✰ Advocating open and efficient government
Notice of upcoming events
Our Next Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group meeting begins at 12 p.m. Friday, February 14th at the Benicia Grill II, 2390 N. Texas Street. Members and guests are invited for lunch prior to the meeting from 11 – 12:00.
We can’t list everything on this page so make sure to check the other pages for items that may be of interest to you. Many of the articles on our Facebook page never make it to the website pages so here is a direct shortcut – The Taxwatchers Facebook Posts.
Local government meetings are usually listed Monday’s in the Fairfield Daily Republic. Feb 10th through 14th: – Government meetings flood week’s calendar
Tax Watchers President’s email email@example.com
CSCTG Tax Watchers and Friends “In The News”
The Tax Watchers: Coleen Britton – Old words of wisdom still smart
The Tax Watchers: John Takeuchi – Prop 13 Will Raise Rents
The Tax Watchers: Cathy Rich – New Proposition 13 will create more property tax increases
The Tax Watchers: John Takeuchi – This Prop 13 Is Not What You Think It Is
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – Executive Privilege
The Fairfield Daily Republic: Seeking Solutions
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – We need to restore states’ powers.
The Right Stuff: Wendy Breckon – More pay equals more taxes.
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – States seen as laboratories of democracy: Part 1
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – States seen as laboratories.. Part 2
The Tax Watchers: Wendy Breckon – Is Vacaville headed for financial cliff?
Solano Voices: John Takeuchi – Governments impose laws without consent.
Solano Voices: Murray Bass – Citizens should better understand rights of men, Constitution.
The Tax Watchers: Coleen Britton – Integrity or pleasurable experience?
The Tax Watchers: John Takeuchi – How do we get out of pension hole?
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – Separate fact from fiction;
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – Separate Fact from fiction Part II
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – Abuse of First Amendment has grown.
The Tax Watchers: Carla Nelson – California needs to dump Common Core.
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – Where is the truth in today’s politics?
The Tax Watchers: Carla Nelson –Common Core or common sense?
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – Pros of tiny shelters to help homeless in Vacaville
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – The uninformed diminish our nation.
The Right Stuff: Jim McCully – Is border wall a real crisis or imagined Kabuki theater?
The Tax Watchers: Coleen Britton – Like it or not, we’re going.
The Tax Watchers: John Takeuchi – Time for politicians to think outside box.
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – What is future of Social Security?
The Tax Watchers: Carla Nelson – Election results a mixed bag.
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – Rise, fall of self-governments.
Dan Walters / CALmatters Commentary – Newsom will find stack of Brown’s leftovers…
The Right Stuff: Colleen Britton – Ballot shows election deception, legislation misrepresentation.
Solano Voices: Murray Bass – Voting is way to take control of government.
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – More common sense needed!
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal – How about some common sense?
The Tax Watchers: Barbara Pisching – Is lease leaseback construction method good for taxpayers?
The Right Stuff: Jim McCully – Who really benefits from higher road tax?
The Right Stuff: Jim McCully – Where’s the ‘accountability’ in Road Repair Act?
The Tax Watchers: Colleen Britton –Election reflections & ‘SOS’
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal and James Lewis – Progressive agenda: Are we there yet?
The Right Stuff: Earl Heal and James Lewis – Are We There Yet? Part 2
The Right Stuff: Colleen Britton – Make a difference this election season!
The Tax Watchers: John Takeuchi – Our take on June ballot measures.
The Right Stuff: Colleen Britton – Major California course correction necessary.
Solano Voices: Murray Bass – Citizens need to take back rule of law.
The Tax Watchers: Colleen Britton – There can be no justice without respect.
The Right Stuff: Colleen Britton – Foreign interference . . . Really!
Solano Voices: Murray Bass – Developers try to pull a fast one!
The Tax Watchers: Colleen Britton – Blurry line between citizenship, voting rights.
The Daily Republic: Ryan McCarthy article – Tax watcher (John Takeuchi) tells seniors “Day of reckoning is coming!
More local & regional government agencies
Solano County Board of Supervisors – Agendas, Minutes, Videos of Recent Meetings
Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District / Citizens’ Oversite Committee for Measures C and J – Agendas & Meeting Dates
CALmatters.org website shows the type of misleading information that is sometimes found in the titles of ballot measures at all levels of government – CalMatters Website
Coming Soon to a ballot near you!
Several CA Measures are already being proposed; here is a listing of them. Most will not ever get enough signatures to be placed on the ballot but you can probably get a feel for one’s that might get a chance. – Initiatives and Referenda Cleared for Circulation
All Tax Watchers need to be vigilant for the near constant attacks on this legislation since it was passed June 6th, 1978. A good place to check it the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association. – Major Threats to Prop 13
Union Sponsored Project Labor Agreements (P.L.A.’s) – The unions are pushing project labor agreements on many projects which increase project and labor costs due to many union work rule limitations, decreased competition, which further drive up the costs to the taxpayers on taxpayer paid projects. The Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group opposes Project Labor Agreements and urges government agencies to avoid such costly and burdensome constraints on their projects.
THE TRUTH ABOUT PLAs
TheTruthAboutPLAs is a project of Associated Builders and Contractors designed to track and disseminate news and relevant information about the detrimental effects of government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs). PLAs are costly and discriminatory pre-hire construction agreements that effectively restrict qualified merit shop contractors and their skilled employees from bidding and working on construction projects. – TheTruthAboutPLAs.com
Citizen Bond Oversight Committees (CBOC)
Government at all levels are find it easier to fund projects with 30 to 40 year bonds for major expenses. This effectively doubles the cost of any project. In order to get these bonds passed citizens must pass these Bond Measures by a 2/3 majority. The requirement drops to 51% if the measure includes having a Citizen Bond Oversight Committee to oversee that the funds are being spent as stated in the measure was voted on. This sounds good but sometimes turns out to be little more than “window dressing” used to get the money.
Operational Guidelines for Bond Oversight Committees – CaLBOC Guidelines