Who is a “Bono Fide Taxpayers’ Organization” for the Purpose of CBOC Membership?
Who is a “Bono Fide Taxpayers’ Organization” for
the Purpose of CBOC Membership?
Education Code Section 15282 (a)(3) provides that the CBOC shall have at least seven members and at least one of the seven members “… shall be active in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization.”
What does “bona fide taxpayers’ organization” mean?
Bona fide means genuine, real, done honestly. In law it means sincerely, without intention to deceive. It is Latin for “in good faith.”
In the context of CBOC membership it mean that the CBOC taxpayers’ organization member shall be an active member of a real and genuine taxpayers’ organization.
In CABOC opinion, the attached list of California Taxpayers’ Organizations would qualify as “bona fide” taxpayers’ organizations.
Taxpayers’ organizations are not limited to a local taxpayers’ organization. It can be regional, statewide, or national organization.
Alameda County Taxpayers Association firstname.lastname@example.org Alameda
Calaveras County Taxpayers Association email@example.com Calaveras
Taxpayers Association of El Dorado County firstname.lastname@example.org El DoradoValley
Taxpayer’s Coalition Mathys@OroFinancial.net Fresno
Kern County Taxpayers Association email@example.com Kern
Long Beach Taxpayers Association firstname.lastname@example.org Los Angeles
Marin – Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers email@example.com Marin
Marin United Taxpayers Association firstname.lastname@example.org Marin
San Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association email@example.com Nevada
Orange County Taxpayers Association Info@OCTax.org Orange
Central Valley Taxpayers Association firstname.lastname@example.org Placer
Inland Empire Taxpayers Association email@example.com Riverside
Sacramento County Taxpayers Association firstname.lastname@example.org Sacramento
San Diego County Taxpayers Association email@example.com San Diego
The Coalition of Labor, Agriculture & Business – San Luis Obispo firstname.lastname@example.org San Luis Obispo
Central Coast Taxpayers Association email@example.com San Luis Obispo
The Coalition of Labor, Agriculture & Business – Santa Barbara firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara County Taxpayers Association https://www.sbctaxpayers.org Santa Barbara
Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association email@example.com Santa Clara
Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group firstname.lastname@example.org Solano
Solano County Taxpayers Association email@example.com Solano
Sonoma County Taxpayers’ Association firstname.lastname@example.org Sonoma
Sutter County Taxpayers’ Association email@example.com Sutter
Gold Country Taxpayers Association https://goldcountrytax.org/contact Tehama
Ventura County Taxpayers Association firstname.lastname@example.org Ventura
Yolo County Taxpayers Association email@example.com Yolo
California Taxpayers Association firstname.lastname@example.org z – ALL
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association email@example.com z _ ALL