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What happened to the Local Newspaper?
Dec17

What happened to the Local Newspaper?

What happened to the Local Newspaper? In order for the bedrock “will of the people” political process to work effectively, local voters must be kept aware on a daily basis of what is happening within their local city government. Essential to making reasoned choices, accurate and comprehensive information from diverse points of view and sources is absolutely critical. Historically, this function has been fulfilled by the print media....

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Down and Dirty City Council Meeting Preview for Meeting of 12-15-15
Dec13

Down and Dirty City Council Meeting Preview for Meeting of 12-15-15

Dear Reader, Before my successful bid for a seat on the City Council I wrote a feature summarizing what happened at each council meeting. A plan is in the works for another writer, a really good one, to take over this feature, and for me to preview the meetings, so here we go: Start in reverse order on the agenda. Sometimes that strategy helps a lot. Bookmark the webpage for the agendas for city council meetings. Titled “City Council...

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Hang On – The New Novato City Council Is In For a Rough Ride
Dec07

Hang On – The New Novato City Council Is In For a Rough Ride

We all know that the past City Council has been not only disappointing but also emblematic of how to trivialize the bedrock of democracy, i.e. local government. Previously, it was dominated by a Chamber of Commerce influenced rubber-stamping voting bloc known as the KLAM Bakers (Kellner, Lucan, Athas, MacLeamy). It was also very out of touch with the “middle majority”, which placed it in conflict with the preferences of many of its...

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