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Eye on the City Council – The presentation to the Marin School of the Arts’s Jazz Combo 1

 second place winner of the Folsom Northern California Music Competition final standings and first place in their division, was the most fun of the evening. Young jazz musicians, Dominique Couturier (drums), Stan Meblen (bass), Dylan Hayes (pianist and composer), Espin Sure (tenor sax) and Adam Miller (trombone) played “Nova Express” by the German group Hipnosis. Apologies to those whose names were misspelled.  The internet let me...

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New Regional transportation Planners App – “Sophistry”

Let’s say you wanted to build an expensive and oversized transit hub in downtown Novato that wasn’t needed but was part of a Regional Transit Plan to enable building nearby “affordable housing”  with increased density and possibly increased use of mass transit by a few more people. Complicating matters is the fact that many citizens of Novato have recently massively expressed strong disagreement with increased housing density much...

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Throwing Money at the Downtown Bus Stop, Part 1

First Article in a Series By Pam Drew The New Downtown Novato Bus Hub replacing the old bus stop will likely result in many more buses and transit-oriented development near Grant and Redwood. The proposed Novato Downtown Bus Hub envisioned in 2003 with the transportation ideas Novato bought into at that time has grown from doubling to quadrupling the capacity and its significance over the last twelve years, aided by new legislation,...

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Remember Come November

  It is a grand plan Regional Transit Plan – (RTP) that is. This plan being put into place by California planning agencies will dramatically change the life style and physical appearance of Novato. At the bottom of the plan lies Novato with its highly prized suburban lifestyle and air quality. Novato today is a threat to the socially engineered urban utopia envisioned by the regional planning agencies. Why? Because Novato...

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Novato’s Bio/Life Science Project Moves to Phase II

  In 2012 Chris Stewart the Economic Development Manager for Novato arrived on the scene with a primary task of business retention of existing companies and attracting new companies to expand the economic and tax base of Novato. A major component of this effort was to work with and support Novato’s Economic Development Advisory Commission composed of interested and qualified private residents of Novato. The Economic Development...

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