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Contra Costa Taxpayers Association

Upcoming events

    • 22 Feb 2019
    • 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Denny's - 1313 Willow Pass Rd. Concord
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    BART Director Debora Allen

    Debora Allen was elected on November 8, 2016 to serve as a Director from District 1 on the Board of the Bay Area Rapid Transit - BART. With 25 years of financial management experience in private industries serving in various roles such as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Tax Manager, Auditor, Controller and Business Owner, Debora Allen is well-known as a hard-working, dedicated change agent who takes on the most challenging problems and emerges with thoughtful, strategic solutions. As a business leader, she has worked tirelessly on formation, operational process improvement, financial management and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, government audits, and executive coaching for businesses and non-profit organizations.



    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Back Forty Texas BBQ - 100 Coggins Drive, Pleasant Hill
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    David Wolfe has worked for eleven years with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers' Association as their Legislative Director. In this capacity he is in the State Capitol continuously, writing position letters and testifying on hundreds of bills. Dozens of these would have demolished the protections of Proposition 13 leading to higher taxes for millions of property owners.

    His other responsibilities include putting together an annual Report Card for all 120 legislators, speeches to local taxpayer groups, and contributing to the HJTA quarterly publication "Taxing Times." He has also worked on a variety of initiative campaigns including to defeat taxes and advocate for property rights.


    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Denny's - 1313 Willow Pass Rd. Concord
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    Russell Watts has been Contra Costa County Treasurer-Tax Collector since January 2011. He serves as ex officio member on the Retirement Board, representing the County at large. He also serves on the County’s Debt Affordability Advisory Committee and the OPEB Trust Advisory Group, and is the Plan Administrator for the Public Agencies Post-retirement Health Care Plan Trust. He is past president (2015-2016) of the California Association of County Treasurer-Tax Collectors and serves on multiple association committees. He also serves as a member of the CalTRUST Board of Trustees and of the Executive Committee of the ABAG Finance Authority. Mr. Watts received his B.A. from Brigham Young University and earned his Masters in Public Administration at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has worked in tax administration and treasury management since 1994.

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