2023 CSMFO Annual Conference

Chris Coulter

Senior Consultant, SCI Consulting Group
Chris Coulter

Chris Coulter

Senior Consultant, SCI Consulting Group

Biography

Chris Coulter is a Senior Consultant with SCI Consulting Group. He contributes over 10 years of experience in new local revenue measure balloting projects and public opinion research to the SCI team. He has extensive experience in all phases of a new revenue project, from the initial feasibility analysis to public opinion research and throughout the balloting and educational outreach process. He has managed formation projects for a wide range of services including mosquito and vector control, fire protection, park and recreation, vacancy, and stormwater. Chris also specializes in the annual administration of complex, large scale special assessments throughout California and currently is responsible for ensuring annual assessment revenues of more than $50 million for prominent public agencies with SCI. He also contributes expertise in database management and GIS spatial analyses. Chris heads up SCI’s newest business group related to vacant parcel taxes. This involves analysis of a city’s vacant parcels, including empty homes, and the city’s goals for land use management where a special tax on these properties may help achieve those goals as well as provide funds to support City services related to nexus issues surrounding vacant parcels. Chris currently serves as the tax administrator for City of Oakland Measure W; other recent clients include Richmond and Half Moon Bay.