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A High Wire Act Without A Net – Novato’s Financial Condition
Apr05

A High Wire Act Without A Net – Novato’s Financial Condition

Is Novato going bankrupt? In the short term, no. In the long term, probably yes. Why? Because the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is sucking money out of local city treasuries to keep afloat a $360 billion pension system that is underfunded by $150 billion. Furthermore, CalPERS is generally recognized by arms-length non-political assessors as being not well or responsibly managed. Others in the financial...

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Has the Hamilton Forum Site Become Just Another Partisan Tool?
Mar28

Has the Hamilton Forum Site Become Just Another Partisan Tool?

And why should the rest of Novato’s residents care? Because, supposedly politically neutral groups serving the community at large have become infiltrated by community activists who proselytize their agenda under the guise of providing “neutral” information of interest to the neighborhood group. The Hamilton Forum has apparently fallen prey to insider administrators’ political agendas as evidenced at the March 14th “informational”...

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Why ONLY Pat Eklund Deserves Your Vote
Nov03

Why ONLY Pat Eklund Deserves Your Vote

The ever-popular Pat Eklund is popular for a very good reason. She consistently places Novato’s residents’ interests first. She is determined to bring good things to Novato in character with our town, while preserving all the things we like about Novato’s small-town character and quality of life. She is the only Councilmember possessing the depth of experience enabling her to stand up against regional and county level initiatives that...

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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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