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TAM tax plan gets off to a rough start
Jan30

TAM tax plan gets off to a rough start

Marin IJ Editorial POSTED: 01/28/17, 2:18 PM PST | 24 COMMENTS The Transportation Authority of Marin’s bid for a new sales tax is off to a rocky start, basically due to its own political approach — and maybe a changing political climate in our county. TAM has been talking for months about its interest in possibly increasing the local sales tax, possibly by a half-cent. Little has been done, however, to expand that important political...

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The Novato City Council represents TAM before Novato Citizens
Jan30

The Novato City Council represents TAM before Novato Citizens

San Rafael and Novato both reviewed TAM’s request to support and endorse raising the sales tax cap to allow a 1/2 cent tax for TAM.  The results show a thoughtful city council in San Rafael working for the people and much less then thoughtful city council members Athas, Lucan and Fryday working to support TAM before the citizens of Novato. It all starts with the agenda description of the issue by the city staff. For comparison,...

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Will the Novato City Council Endorse a .5% Increase in the Sales Tax?
Jan23

Will the Novato City Council Endorse a .5% Increase in the Sales Tax?

On Tuesday 1/24, the Novato City Council will vote on endorsing a Transportation Authority of Marin proposal to raise the sales tax throughout Marin by 0.5%. This will take the total sales tax in some Marin jurisdictions to nearly 10%. Please attend the Novato City Council meeting — 6:30PM, 1/24, at Novato City Hall, Council Chambers, 901 Sherman Avenue — or email your Council Members to speak out against this proposal....

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  Paint the Town Red Inc & Donald Trump Celebrate
Jan18

 Paint the Town Red Inc & Donald Trump Celebrate

  Donald Trump and the local social club called Novato Paint the Town Red Inc. will both be celebrating this Friday. Besides the color “red”, both have another thing in common – a lack of broad-based local interest. The Board of Directors of the organization called Novato Paint the Town Red (PTTR) is dominated by people with close ties to the Novato Chamber of Commerce which is a non-profit commercial corporation. It is not...

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BioMarin and Valet Parking for All?
Jan09

BioMarin and Valet Parking for All?

Novato’s City Council is being asked to give direction to the City Staff regarding major Zoning Changes to the existing Bel Marin Keys Industrial Parks Development Plan. The Community Development Department managed by Bob Brown wants to rename the Ignacio Industrial Park and the adjacent Hamilton Industrial Park into a “biotech/life science campus”. It sounds good, but as presented, but has significant traffic problems built into the...

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