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Why Would a Diligent Councilmember Become a Political Target?
Dec05

Why Would a Diligent Councilmember Become a Political Target?

For starters, the politician must be perceived as a potential threat to someone or some group’s plans or agenda. It can be an entrenched special interest organization or a potentially vulnerable politician. In Novato, the Novato Chamber of Commerce is the archetypical example of an entrenched special interest organization. As a whole, the Chamber is made up of many fine members. The problem lies within its leadership. The depth of the...

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Pat Eklund Prevails! Political Career Assassination Attempt Foiled
Nov27

Pat Eklund Prevails! Political Career Assassination Attempt Foiled

When the polls closed on November 7th in 2017, devious and carefully orchestrated plans to bring down the senior and widely respected Novato City Councilmember Pat Eklund failed miserably. The unabashed “political cleansing” attempt fell on its dirty face, forcing Novato’s electorate to witness the dirtiest, most negative campaign in memory.  Deeply disappointing were the attacks on Pat Eklund as a person, rather than her position on...

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The Denouement of the Reign of Citizen Frank
Nov06

The Denouement of the Reign of Citizen Frank

Reprint of Article August 6, 2015 Novato City Manager Michael Frank’s August 5th resignation has been received locally with surprise and welcome relief. For the casually interested, it was a surprise. But for those who have closely followed the machinations of his administration, it was overdue. Manager Frank’s odyssey to remake Novato’s city administration into what he felt represented a first class operation staffed with capable but...

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Why ONLY Pat Eklund Deserves Your Vote
Nov01

Why ONLY Pat Eklund Deserves Your Vote

The ever-popular Pat Eklund is popular for a very good reason. She consistently places Novato’s residents’ interests first. She is determined to bring good things to Novato in character with our town, while preserving all the things we like about Novato’s small-town character and quality of life. She is the only Councilmember possessing the depth of experience enabling her to stand up against regional and county level initiatives that...

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Nasty Politics, Dirty Tricks, and Facebook in the Novato City Council Race
Oct23

Nasty Politics, Dirty Tricks, and Facebook in the Novato City Council Race

The political use of digital media in the Novato City Council has sunk to an all-time low. Lies, half-truths, and outright deceptions are presented on Facebook political pages as a twisted new norm. It is problematic for Facebook on the local and national level (Russia). By allowing anonymous clearly political “advertisement” pages, Facebook’s credibility index continues to decline. The more astute observers saw this coming – it...

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