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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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R Brown takes “Old Novato” Down
Jun02

R Brown takes “Old Novato” Down

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Northwest Quadrant Meeting #2  – The Cat Is Out of the Bag
Apr12

Northwest Quadrant Meeting #2 – The Cat Is Out of the Bag

March 25th approximately 50 people gathered again at the Our Lady of Loretto Parish Hall on Novato Blvd. Whereas meeting #1 was smooth as new asphalt, meeting #2 was more like a gravel road. Again half attending actually live within the Quadrant. The format was different with more emphasis on housing  renewal and build-out options.  What could possibly happen under the existing zoning was stressed. The underlying message seemed to be...

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Novato’s Northwest Quadrant Zoning Assessment Update
Mar25

Novato’s Northwest Quadrant Zoning Assessment Update

  Saturday March 14th saw approximately 50 people about half of which actually lived within the area with the rest being city staff, City Council members, urban planners from Opticos Design of Berkeley, and assorted interested Novato community members with a smattering of non-resident landlords. All in all the event went very well. After a tour of the area the entourage retired to the Village Restaurant on Grant Avenue for a...

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