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Novato’s School Reaches Too Deeply into Homeowners’ Pockets for $431 million
Oct12

Novato’s School Reaches Too Deeply into Homeowners’ Pockets for $431 million

“The best estimate from official sources of the total debt service, including the principal and interest, that would be required to be repaid if all the bonds are issued and sold will be approximately $431,000,000.” Jim Hogeboom – Superintendent Novato Unified School District – June 21, 2016 You did read that headline correctly, $431 million of your money. It’s comprised of $222 in bonds to be paid back plus $209 million interest and...

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Vote No on G
Oct05

Vote No on G

Would you support a 25 year term for President of the United States? The NO vote from Americans would be virtually unanimous. Why? No accountability. Measure G asks for a 25 year authority to borrow $222 Million for facility improvements without voter accountability.   NUSD prefers a weak, hand-picked, Oversight Board whose recommendations they can ignore at will. Schools need funding every few years and every few years they should...

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Is it Time for Novato’s “Paint the Town Red” Celebration to Die?

The “Paint the Town Red” party proffered as a birthday party for the City of Novato appears to be more of a party for local political influence peddlers and their supporting cast than a party for Novato and its residents. Adversaries in the local political arena put down their brickbats, put on their best crocodile smiles and conduct a quick “body count” during the brief birthday party truce before resuming hostilities. Why else would...

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