This Thursday, May 1st at The Red Lion Hotel, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM., in Coos Bay, Steve Jansen and Rob Taylor will be the featured speakers at Americans for Prosperity's (AFP), Coos Chapter meeting. Order dinner and chat with friends before the meeting gets started. The food's delicious with plenty of entrees to choose from.
Steve plans to explain a 25-35 minute PowerPoint presentation (attached) about the Jordan Cove property tax projections and Community Enhancement Plan (CEP). He is the Coos County Assessor.
Although Steve is NOT an official spokesman for the CEP, he has a pretty thorough working knowledge of it. He will include in his slide show and discussion an explanation of the education and economic development parts of the CEP, plus the currently-existing tax districts located in the North Spit area.
To reiterate: He is not acting as an official spokesman for Coos County, nor any of the parties involved, but will explain all the moving parts and relationships within the overall plan.
Jordan Cove will be locating within an Oregon Rural Enterprise Zone, which offers certain property tax benefits. The North Spit is also located within the North Bay Urban Renewal District. Those two programs both have financial impacts of who gets the money, when they get it, and how much they get. He will offer an explanation of how the two programs work and how they work together.
In developing those financials, he has worked for nearly a year with the Jordan Cove Project owners, the Oregon Department of Revenue, and the four Enterprise Zone sponsors.
Steve has delivered similar PowerPoint briefings to citizen groups in Lakeside, Coos Bay, Myrtle Point, Coquille, and to the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday Business Luncheon. The Property Tax white paper is attached in this email and can be found on the Coos County home page:
Rob Taylor will give his perspective of the CEP and the South Coast Community Foundation, (SCCF). He will explain how the CEP will lead to "crony capitalism" and how the SCCF is a payoff to the public school unions. Will the average taxpayer have to dig into their pockets to pay higher taxes? Yes, Rob says. He will explain how the people of Coos County can STOP the CEP and how they can learn about alternatives to the creation of more taxing schemes.
Rob is the owner and webmaster of www.cooscountywatchdog.com The local citizen activist watchdog site lists three aspects to its mission:
- We are a network of individuals concerned with the growth of local government in Coos County.
- We are taxpayers working for increased transparency to expose and eliminate wasteful spending.
- We are citizens determined to protect our sovereign right to own and control our property.
This won't be one to miss. See you there.
Asst Chapter Leader
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