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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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TAM tax plan gets off to a rough start
Jan30

TAM tax plan gets off to a rough start

Marin IJ Editorial POSTED: 01/28/17, 2:18 PM PST | 24 COMMENTS The Transportation Authority of Marin’s bid for a new sales tax is off to a rocky start, basically due to its own political approach — and maybe a changing political climate in our county. TAM has been talking for months about its interest in possibly increasing the local sales tax, possibly by a half-cent. Little has been done, however, to expand that important political...

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Novato’s Senior City Staff Fails Again – Hamilton Pool Solar Panel Architectural Disaster
Feb12

Novato’s Senior City Staff Fails Again – Hamilton Pool Solar Panel Architectural Disaster

In used car lot lingo it is called “bait and switch”. In Novato it could be called how Senior City Staff communicates with Novato’s neighborhoods. On October 23, 2014 the Novato Department of Public Works presented a forty-two page Staff Report to a Special Meeting of the Finance Committee requesting the support and approval to use Measure F Funds to install a solar power project at the Hamilton Pool. It was approved. In the Staff...

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California’s Massive Assault on Suburbia and the Family Home
Jul20

California’s Massive Assault on Suburbia and the Family Home

If you think your single family home in Marin County is your safe oasis in the suburbs, think again. Novato, along with the rest of the cities in Marin, are already in the process of being forced into the urban model of multi-level living prevalent in Silicon Valley cities like Mountain View, CA. In the eyes of the State, Regional, County and City planner’s single family homes are the enemy. In their view of the world through a straw...

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Save Us from City Hall and Yet Another Temporary Measure F Bail Out
Jun09

Save Us from City Hall and Yet Another Temporary Measure F Bail Out

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Is It Time to Clean House in Novato’s City Hall?
May13

Is It Time to Clean House in Novato’s City Hall?

Posted By Hutch Turner – Novato on May 13, 2015 Politically savvy and experienced Senior Novato Council Member Pat Eklund asks the pertinent, hard questions regarding undisclosed background data and reports that provide a foundation enabling a more informed public discussion about substantive issues and actions before coming to a Council vote. Council Member Eklund’s inquiries or requests for background information or clarifying...

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