We print information other media chooses to ignore. Please support our efforts.
How Not to Do a Public Works Project
Jun21

How Not to Do a Public Works Project

Russell Thompson, Director of Public Works, and his Staff have managed to unnecessarily alienate a sizable portion of Hamilton area residents with a ham-handed and arrogant installation of a huge solar panel installation that all residents of the Southgate neighborhood cannot avoid each time they leave home.  It was unexpected and unwanted. The execution of this project is a real setback in an already tentative relationship between...

Read More
Hamilton Field Sports Complex – Critique of the Assessment of Visitation Projections – By Alan Berson
May10

Hamilton Field Sports Complex – Critique of the Assessment of Visitation Projections – By Alan Berson

Article by Alan Berson The City of Novato recently released three studies about the proposed commercial Sports Complex at Hamilton Field. The three technical studies were prepared for the City as part of the preliminary application review process. The studies were funded by the applicants. The three studies, Fields Needs Assessment, Visitation Projections, and theEconomic Analysis, are based upon the most recent proposal for the...

Read More
Hamilton Field Sports Complex – Critique of the Needs Assessment Study – By Alan Berson
May05

Hamilton Field Sports Complex – Critique of the Needs Assessment Study – By Alan Berson

Article written by Alan Berson The City of Novato recently released three studies about the proposed commercial Sports Complex at Hamilton Field. The three technical studies were prepared for the City as part of the preliminary application review process. The studies were funded by the applicants. The three studies, Fields Needs Assessment, Visitation Projections, and theEconomic Analysis, are based upon the most recent proposal for...

Read More
Novato’s Senior City Staff Fails Again – Hamilton Pool Solar Panel Architectural Disaster
Jan05

Novato’s Senior City Staff Fails Again – Hamilton Pool Solar Panel Architectural Disaster

In used car lot lingo it is called “bait and switch”. In Novato it could be called how Senior City Staff communicates with Novato’s neighborhoods. On October 23, 2014 the Novato Department of Public Works presented a forty-two page Staff Report to a Special Meeting of the Finance Committee requesting the support and approval to use Measure F Funds to install a solar power project at the Hamilton Pool. It was approved. In the Staff...

Read More