About the VTC

Valley Taxpayers Coalition, Inc. monitors the activities of local government entities, including local City Councils, Boards of Supervisors, and various special district entities. Many of our members have extensive background in both government and private sector institutions, and know how to evaluate what’s really going on behind the scenes.

We also provide public education regarding activities of local government. We work with state taxpayer organizations, including the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, in making the public aware of government abuse and mismanagement..

We also participate in public interest oriented litigation to ensure that local government entities comply with state and local laws requiring voter approval of tax increases, and certain debt transactions, and the appropriate use of eminent domain powers. Chris Mathys, the President of the VTC, recently was victorious in the suit against the City of Fresno’s illegal In-Lieu Tax. 

Our members are also active members of various Citizen Oversight Committees, including serving on the Citizens Bond Oversight Committees for:

Fresno Unified School District - Chris Mathys

Clovis Unified School District - Chris Mathys

Central Unified School District - Jeff Reid

State Center Community Colleges District - Jeff Reid

Fresno Council of Governments Measure C Extension Steering Committee - Jeff Reid

Chris Mathys - Manager of Oro Financial of Ca. Inc.
Jeff Reid - Attorney

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Valley Taxpayers Coalition , Inc., is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation, organized under as a business league under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(4), and California Tax and Revenue Code Section 23701f.