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City Council Race – Candidate Analysis
Oct19

City Council Race – Candidate Analysis

We are four furlongs into the race to fill three open seats on the Novato City Council. Has anyone moved ahead? Has there been a breakaway by some from the peloton of eight candidates? The answer is yes and yes. (Full Disclosure: I have contributed to Pam Drew’s war chest) All candidates are in favor of fiscal sustainability (not necessarily a balanced budget), infrastructure improvements, maintaining safety and a good quality of life...

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PAM DREW ANNOUNCES RUN FOR NOVATO CITY COUNCIL
Aug14

PAM DREW ANNOUNCES RUN FOR NOVATO CITY COUNCIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   August 13, 2015 Contact: Pam Drew 510-841-9725   PAM DREW ANNOUNCES RUN FOR NOVATO CITY COUNCIL   Neighborhood leader Pam Drew announced her run for Novato City Council after filing papers yesterday with Novato’s City Clerk. Drew is former president of the Novato Community Alliance, a neighborhood organization formed to protect Novato’s quality of life.   Said Drew, “After meeting with other...

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The Death of Measure F – City Manager Frank Hoisted by His Own Petard
Aug03

The Death of Measure F – City Manager Frank Hoisted by His Own Petard

The Death of Measure F – City Manager Frank Hoisted by His Own Petard The temporary ½% Measure F Novato sales tax died at the July 28th City Council meeting. City Manager Michael Frank’s closed-shop “speak only to me” micro-management style finally caught up with him. He long ago lost the trust of bewildered supporters of Measure F. Now, Council Member Lucan has joined the long time protesting Council Member Eklund by expressing his...

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Save Us from City Hall and Yet Another Temporary Measure F Bail Out
Jun09

Save Us from City Hall and Yet Another Temporary Measure F Bail Out

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Is The Northwest Quadrangle Neighborhood Toast?
May29

Is The Northwest Quadrangle Neighborhood Toast?

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Measure F – “Fool me once, shame on you – Fool me twice, shame on me”
May27

Measure F – “Fool me once, shame on you – Fool me twice, shame on me”

  Measure F was presented to the voters of Novato along with an informational publication answering questions regarding how the funds would be applied. Among those questions asked was: “If approved how long does Measure F last?” The official answer was “The ballot measure has a clear sunset clause and is intended to be a temporary funding measure to address our current fiscal crisis. The proposed increase is only for five years....

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