Why this site was developed
Novato deserves a public forum for responsible discussion and disclosure of issues of interest to its residents unfiltered by a media channel’s vested economic or political interests. The paucity of quality public media discussion options in Marin is cause for serious concern. The internet has enabled free access and freedom of speech. Unfortunately, it has generated the opportunity for abusive behavior that has driven away participation by private citizens unwilling to expose themselves to public ridicule and abuse. The required simple registration process requiring a verifiable name and address will eliminate this issue. Once registered, participants will be able to fully utilize the site. The intent is for the site to be a focus for public discussion with diversity of opinion. Input should be positive. Criticism should be used in a selective, constructive manner. Users may be removed or temporarily placed in abeyance for abusive behavior. Such decisions will be made by the site administrators. The quality of discussion is paramount. Marin.Exposed is the political companion site to the newly established Marin.Community site. Marin.Exposed is primarily about Marin and how Marin County and Regional Agencies policies relate to Marin.
Marin.Community intends to be free of political discussion. It is a site for local information and local discourse. It is a family friendly portal providing useful insight as to what is or is not happening within the community. The Site Administration will make the decision determining whether a not a Marin.Community discussion becomes political to the extent that further discussion will be moved to Marin.Exposed.