Join the Central Coast Taxpayers Association for our first Gather on May 7. We’ll be joined by Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, for discussion on the continuing threats to Prop. 13.

Enjoy light appetizers, wine, and engaging discussion with central coast activists, local elected officials, and friends.

The event is free, thanks to our generous sponsors—but you must RSVP, as space is limited. Click to RSVP online.

Welcome to Central Coast Taxpayers Association

Thank you for visiting the Central Coast Taxpayers Association website! Please bookmark this page for continuing updates on tax fighting on the Central Coast. Our Board of Directors represents the counties of San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Barbara. For more information, please read a message from our President, Jordan Cunningham, and sign up for our newsletter for updates on our efforts to inform and educate voters and the public.

A Message from our President

March 17, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Tax season is upon us once again, serving as an annual reminder that our pocketbooks are under siege at all levels of government. Every tax dollar paid is a dollar less for college or retirement savings, groceries, rent, braces and doctor visits.

Here on the Central Coast, we are fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in our great country. Unfortunately, living here isn’t cheap. Many of us have made considerable sacrifices to raise a family or spend our retirement here and are particularly sensitive to the tax burden.

The mission of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association is to provide the public, press, and opinion leaders with information on the benefits of a cost-effective and efficient government. For over a decade, our organization has been at the forefront of taxpayer education and issue advocacy here on the Central Coast.

We need to insist upon fiscal responsibility from our government officials here on the Central Coast and from our government officials that represent us in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. As our beautiful area attracts more residents and expands, our local governments will face consistent pressure to find additional sources of revenue. There are more productive ways to increase local revenue than by raising taxes. Local government must be a good steward of taxpayer monies, and seek first to use its resources more efficiently before asking the taxpayer to pay for poor fiscal decisions.

The Central Coast Taxpayers Association advocates for the hardworking citizens that give the fruits of their labor and creativity to the government in the form of taxes. We will fight for the taxpayers, especially those who bear the brunt of wasteful spending and high taxation. There is no shortage of interest groups lobbying all levels of government for a slice of the pie. Someone needs to advocate for the interests of the hardworking taxpayers that bake that pie.

Please sign up for our newsletter to stay educated on fiscal issues on the Central Coast. Thank you again for visiting our website.


Jordan Cunningham
President, Central Coast Taxpayers Association