A Letter Points Out the 16 Municipal Tax Review Committee (MTRC) Recommendations to the Piedmont Post -
To the Editor of the Piedmont Post
Not having heard from you, I was pleased to see that you not only printed my letter, but took the time to add an editor’s note disputing its accuracy – the first such note I’ve seen in any newspaper in my 46 years.
Since your note indicates that you were unable to find the 16 unanimous MTRC recommendations I referred to by searching the City website, may I direct you to pp. 6-8 of the MTRC report, which can be found on the City website at http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/html/govern/staffreports/09-06-11/mtrc.pdf.
These pages contain the MTRC’s unanimous recommendations, including those related to controlling the growth of City expenses and reducing the risk of unplanned expenditures on major capital projects such as undergrounding. While they are not numbered individually, there are at least 16 of them.
Mayor Chiang also compiled a matrix of these same MTRC recommendations along with those of the Undergrounding Task Force (appointed by the Piedmont League of Women Voters) and the Council’s Audit Subcommittee. This matrix can be found at http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/committees/ccasc/recommendation_matrix.pdf
I’d appreciate a clarification of your editor’s note to reflect the sources above in next week’s issue.
Thank you for your attention.
Tim Rood, Member of Piedmont’s Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee
Editors’ Note: The opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Piedmont Civic Association.