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Time to Open the Books and Go Public with Novato’s City Treasury Donations and Subsidies to NGO’s
Sep13

Time to Open the Books and Go Public with Novato’s City Treasury Donations and Subsidies to NGO’s

The Novato City Council’s declaration of greater “transparency” between its tax-weary residents and City Staff operations is struggling. There is both obvious and sub-surface resistance to making the necessary substantive procedural changes by some senior management staff. The way in which the Hamilton Sports Fields and Hamilton Solar Panel projects were executed is clear evidence of the existence of this crabgrass like recalcitrance....

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Is a Novato Department Director Attempting to Manipulate the City Council?
Sep06

Is a Novato Department Director Attempting to Manipulate the City Council?

What was originally presented to the City Council in 2014 as a project to update the Northwest Quadrant Neighborhood Plan appears to be a Staff purpose-driven process to change the zoning code to be used in future planning to a new form of zoning code that is more popular with the “New Urbanist” approach to city planning. Whether a change in the zoning code is a positive move is debatable. From the 2014 recommendation to the Council...

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