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CO$T TAX FORUM IN SAUSALITO FEATURING JOE NATION
Feb08
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Marin IJ Editorial: Novato should have delayed TAM tax vote
Feb01

Marin IJ Editorial: Novato should have delayed TAM tax vote

POSTED: 01/30/17, 11:57 AM PST | UPDATED: 2 HRS AGO 13 COMMENTS At the end of 2016, the Novato City Council promised to make open and transparent governance a primary goal. It got off to a stumbling start. Even before the completion of January, City Hall has posted a promise on its website recommitting itself to that 2016 promise. It roundly deserved the criticism it received for its obfuscatory wording on the City Council’s agenda...

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The TAM TAX Steamroller – San Rafael Resists – Novato Folds
Jan31

The TAM TAX Steamroller – San Rafael Resists – Novato Folds

The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) is in the process of applying a full court press on all Marin city councils to obtain their support to pressure the State of California legislature to authorize a ½% increase in Marin’s sales tax rate by passing California Senator McGuire’s proposed state transportation bill SB-1 that would modified to include allowing TAM to seek approval to raise Marin’s sales tax by ½%. To that end, TAM...

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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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It’s Time for Civility to Return to the Political Scene  
Dec06

It’s Time for Civility to Return to the Political Scene  

More than two weeks after the Presidential election, the antagonistic and vocally abusive behavior by many who had not voted for the winner continues. This immature, child-like reaction is an embarrassment to all adults in the room, no matter their party affiliation. Are these individuals merely sore losers and too emotionally adolescent to exercise an appropriate degree of public self-restraint? Part of America has proven unable to...

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