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The Denouement of the Reign of Citizen Frank
Aug06

The Denouement of the Reign of Citizen Frank

Novato City Manager Michael Frank’s August 5th resignation has been received locally with surprise and welcome relief. For the casually interested, it was a surprise. But for those who have closely followed the machinations of his administration, it was overdue. Manager Frank’s odyssey to remake Novato’s city administration into what he felt represented a first class operation staffed with capable but expensive lieutenants in so...

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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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