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Eye on the Council – Permanent 1/4-cent sales tax goes on the November ballot! Meeting of 7-28-15
Jul30

Eye on the Council – Permanent 1/4-cent sales tax goes on the November ballot! Meeting of 7-28-15

Eye on the Council – Permanent 1/4-cent sales tax goes on the November ballot! Meeting of 7-28-15 Just for the sake of variety, we’ll start with the last item on the agenda first. I have included the City of Novato’s entire email recap below. Note that  one phrase was  devoted to the main item which took about 4 hours including breaks. That phrase was: Placement of a ¼-cent sales tax measure on the November 2015...

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Meeting of 7-21-15 Eye on the Council – Who Knew Crosswalks Could Ever be Bad?
Jul24

Meeting of 7-21-15 Eye on the Council – Who Knew Crosswalks Could Ever be Bad?

In the absence of Mayor Jeanne MacLeamy, Mayor Pro Tem Pat Eklund presented five Special Olympics Torch Run Certificates of Recognition to Park & Rec and to the Police Department for their facilitating roles. The Olympics honors athletes around the world and the Special Olympics plays its part in the process. Park & Rec employees Heather Hafer, Kitty Garlett, Kathy Kormos and Police Department Detective Amy Yardley and...

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Needed – Strong City Council Candidates – Not Surrender Monkeys
Jul24

Needed – Strong City Council Candidates – Not Surrender Monkeys

The coming critical city council election will likely determine Novato’s ability to continue to be the enjoyable suburban community it is today. Currently, single family homes with apartment complexes interspersed in some areas is the general neighborhood mix of dwellings. Novato residents like this mix and are not open to it being drastically changed by outside regional, state and national alphabet agencies. The State Legislature has...

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California’s Massive Assault on Suburbia and the Family Home
Jul20

California’s Massive Assault on Suburbia and the Family Home

If you think your single family home in Marin  County is your safe oasis in the suburbs, think again. Novato, along with the rest of the cities in Marin, are already in the process of being forced into the urban model of multi-level living prevalent in Silicon Valley cities like Mountain View, CA. In the eyes of the State, Regional, County and City planner’s single family homes are the enemy. In their view of the world through a straw...

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HUD Continues Control of Marin Affordable Housing and Brings Back Racial Quotas
Jul14

HUD Continues Control of Marin Affordable Housing and Brings Back Racial Quotas

  If you think Marin County runs its own affordable housing program you are flat out wrong. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) actually runs it. Just follow the money. The so called “affordable housing” (AH) is funded by the Federal government using the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Program. Marin County Supervisors agreed to sign Cooperation...

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