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Is The Northwest Quadrangle Neighborhood Toast?
May29

Is The Northwest Quadrangle Neighborhood Toast?

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Measure F – “Fool me once, shame on you – Fool me twice, shame on me”
May27

Measure F – “Fool me once, shame on you – Fool me twice, shame on me”

  Measure F was presented to the voters of Novato along with an informational publication answering questions regarding how the funds would be applied. Among those questions asked was: “If approved how long does Measure F last?” The official answer was “The ballot measure has a clear sunset clause and is intended to be a temporary funding measure to address our current fiscal crisis. The proposed increase is only for five years....

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No Kleenex for the children, but there is taxpayer money available for six-figure salary.
May26

No Kleenex for the children, but there is taxpayer money available for six-figure salary.

Dear Novato School Board (Debbie Butler, Cindi Clinton, Derek Knell, Ross Millerick, Shelly Scott, Tom Cooper, Maria Aguila), My daughter’s teacher at San Ramon Elementary had another plea for supplies yesterday: ” We have had a lot of runny noses this week and last and I just checked the cupboard and we are TOTALLY OUT of tissues.  If you have a spare box or two, PLEASE send them in…we are using paper towels for...

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Eye on the Council: Tripling the $15,000 Threshhold for Undertakings the City Manager Can Approve without Council’s Consent
May23

Eye on the Council: Tripling the $15,000 Threshhold for Undertakings the City Manager Can Approve without Council’s Consent

When Mayor Jeanne MacLeamy invited people in the audience to use the personal hearing devices which are available if needed she mentioned the ‘engaging council meeting tonight’. What was most engaging was what went mostly unremarked— the way city business is increasingly streamlined which brings along with it greater power to the city manager and less oversight by the city council. That theme is enlarged upon by council members whose...

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Is It Time to Clean House in Novato’s City Hall?
May13

Is It Time to Clean House in Novato’s City Hall?

  Politically savvy and experienced Senior Novato Council Member Pat Eklund asks the pertinent, hard questions regarding undisclosed background data and reports that provide a foundation enabling a more informed public discussion about substantive issues and actions before coming to a Council vote. Council Member Eklund’s inquiries or requests for background information or clarifying explanation make the current Council’s...

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