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Nasty Politics, Dirty Tricks, and Facebook in the Novato City Council Race
Oct23

Nasty Politics, Dirty Tricks, and Facebook in the Novato City Council Race

The political use of digital media in the Novato City Council has sunk to an all-time low. Lies, half-truths, and outright deceptions are presented on Facebook political pages as a twisted new norm. It is problematic for Facebook on the local and national level (Russia). By allowing anonymous clearly political “advertisement” pages, Facebook’s credibility index continues to decline. The more astute observers saw this coming – it...

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Novato Marriott Courtyard Hotel General Manager Admits Establishing Social Media Political Hit Piece on Facebook
Oct18

Novato Marriott Courtyard Hotel General Manager Admits Establishing Social Media Political Hit Piece on Facebook

In a recent column by Marin IJ Reporter Stephanie Weldy, the Novato Marriott Courtyard Hotel General Manager, Tim Howard, admitted he was personally involved in establishing a social media hit piece on Facebook whose sole purpose is to incessantly attack senior Novato City Councilmember and current candidate for re-election Pat Eklund. Howard is not a resident of Novato. And, this has now become a problem for Marriott as well in that...

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Taxpayer Revolt Moves Forward
Oct13

Taxpayer Revolt Moves Forward

CO$T (Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers) is a new taxpayer advocate group in Marin County. It grew out of County residents increasing frustration with the never-ending incremental increases in parcel taxes and fees. Its position is it is not against all tax increases, but most proposed increases are a reflection of poor quality planning and governance. The ever-increasing level of taxation in Marin has financially stressed Marin’s...

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