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Novato’s Northwest Quadrant Zoning Assessment Update
Mar25

Novato’s Northwest Quadrant Zoning Assessment Update

  Saturday March 14th saw approximately 50 people about half of which actually lived within the area with the rest being city staff, City Council members, urban planners from Opticos Design of Berkeley, and assorted interested Novato community members with a smattering of non-resident landlords. All in all the event went very well. After a tour of the area the entourage retired to the Village Restaurant on Grant Avenue for a...

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Eye on the Council – A Satisfaction Survey, then Adjusting the Hillside and Ridgeline Ordinance
Mar19

Eye on the Council – A Satisfaction Survey, then Adjusting the Hillside and Ridgeline Ordinance

After Chief Berg gave out four Saved by the Belt awards to individuals whose seat belts saved them from serious injury in four different automobile accidents and the consent calendar was adopted, the Community Development Block Grant applications for a total of $224,000 for Novato organizations were approved by the Council to be sent to the County for final approval. Speakers for some of those organizations, Buckelew House, Novato...

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Eye on the Council-Gail E. Meyers’ 80th Birthday
Mar16

Eye on the Council-Gail E. Meyers’ 80th Birthday

Article by Pam Drew Gail E. Meyers was honored with a proclamation and a key to the City for her long standing political participation and advocacy on the occasion of her 80th birthday. Mayor Jeanne MacLeamy said that “Novato was lucky to have Gail keeping it honest all these years.” The audience clapped heartily. City Council members and staff were wearing gerber daisy ornaments following Gail’s habit of always wearing a flower...

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The Story of How Marin Was Ruined…
Mar13
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Throwing Money at the Downtown Novato Bus Stop Part 3 – The Early History of the Downtown Novato Bus Stop
Mar10

Throwing Money at the Downtown Novato Bus Stop Part 3 – The Early History of the Downtown Novato Bus Stop

Article by Pam Drew In 2003 Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) issued their Livability Footprint Project with their ideas as to Novato’s place in the Bay Area transportation system.  Marin’s Countywide Plan, certainly harmonizing with ABAG’s, had been debated three years already and was to be completed in 2007.  Novato 2028 A Vision for the Future (10-20-03), reflected “more than three thousand hours to discuss, synthesize,...

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