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Why Quality City Web Sites Are Essential
Feb21

Why Quality City Web Sites Are Essential

The rapid ascendancy of digital media as the dominant means of communication caught most Marin city governments by surprise. The speed and ease of access made possible by the arrival of the Internet simultaneously put pressure on city bureaucracies to open up their administrative processes to residents and to make the interface between the residents and the city administration a model of efficiency and transparency. Historically, city...

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Novato Bows to the County’s Vision: the Northern Bus Hub
Feb16

Novato Bows to the County’s Vision: the Northern Bus Hub

Author: Pam Drew The basic facts on the downtown bus stop were obscured from the beginning of the process and remain so for most of our citizens. Our City Council had approved a modernized version of the present platform design (called the side platform design) in 2010, the last time the question came up, and Marin Transit simply swept that decision away. The center platform was chosen by Marin Transit before the first Working Group...

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Who are the Non-Profit Political Power Players in Novato?
Feb08

Who are the Non-Profit Political Power Players in Novato?

The most powerful non-profit political influence in Novato politics is the Chamber of Commerce. Second, are the big public employee unions, i.e. the policemen, firemen, and City of Novato administrative Staff. Third and fourth respectively are endorsements by the Sierra Club and the Marin Conservation League. The Marin Conservation League as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization is very limited in its ability to directly support...

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Non-Profit Organizations and Politics in Novato
Feb01

Non-Profit Organizations and Politics in Novato

Local elections in Novato are heavily influenced by non-profit organizations and their political action committees (PACs). The major election in Novato is the City Council election held every two years. There are over fifty non-profit organizations operating in Novato. As non-profit organizations they are exempt from Federal Income tax. They are also exempt from many California state taxes. There are numerous IRS non-profit...

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