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No Kleenex for the children, but there is taxpayer money available for six-figure salary.
May26

No Kleenex for the children, but there is taxpayer money available for six-figure salary.

Dear Novato School Board (Debbie Butler, Cindi Clinton, Derek Knell, Ross Millerick, Shelly Scott, Tom Cooper, Maria Aguila), My daughter’s teacher at San Ramon Elementary had another plea for supplies yesterday: ” We have had a lot of runny noses this week and last and I just checked the cupboard and we are TOTALLY OUT of tissues. If you have a spare box or two, PLEASE send them in…we are using paper towels for...

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Are Council Members MacLeamy, Kellner, Athas and City Manager Michael Frank Trying to Gag Popular Council Member Pat Eklund?
May01

Are Council Members MacLeamy, Kellner, Athas and City Manager Michael Frank Trying to Gag Popular Council Member Pat Eklund?

Are Council Members MacLeamy, Kellner, Athas and City Manager Michael Frank Trying to Gag Popular Council Member Pat Eklund?   Since 1960 when Novato was incorporated as a city there has been a 55 year old City Council protocol established by tradition for the largely ceremonial position, Mayor of the City of Novato. The top vote getter in the last City Council election is designated as Mayor Pro Tem who is by formality elected...

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Goats at Hamilton
Apr28

Goats at Hamilton

Goats 4 21 15 There are now over 500 goats at Hamilton happily eating everything in sight. They will be clearing the grasses and brush for the next 5 or 6 days. Thought you might like this little video. I saw the goats on Saturday and Sunday .. they are something!! Please share with others!  Hope you are able to see! Pat Eklund, Mayor Pro Tem City of...

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Citizen Marin Forum ABAG Reps on PBA II
Apr13

Citizen Marin Forum ABAG Reps on PBA II

On April 9, 2015. Marin County representatives who sit on the board of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) discuss Plan Bay Area II, a controversial regional plan for Smart Growth and Transportation. Steve Kinsey, Marin’s only representative for the Transportation Authority of Marin was invited but declined to attend.

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Eye on the Council – Spotlight on Public Comments
Apr11

Eye on the Council – Spotlight on Public Comments

The quarterly agenda-setting meeting started at 6:00 and was therefore not broadcast or videoed. Public Comment opened the meeting. This particular period is one of the four times per year that citizens can raise issues that they would like to hear the council discuss. If an idea suggested is taken up by a council member and three votes can be mustered that issue will be put on the agenda sometime within the next three months. This...

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Fire Fee/Tax
Apr07

Fire Fee/Tax

Article by Toni Shroyer For those of you who live in the unincorporated area of Novato and Marin (except Bel Marin Keys) you should have received your annual Fire Fee bill in the mail. The state needed money and called it a fee—this is not a tax we were able to vote on. As most of you know, this “fee” or let’s just call it what it is– a tax, goes to the state. Our homes are already covered by Novato Fire....

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