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Sylvia Barry April 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM
Multiple email addresses? Vote as many times!
brooke zarbaugh April 18, 2014 at 12:24 PM
What a great cause! Novato could really use this! Let's all get the word out! Sunday is theRead Moredeadl ine!
DMC April 18, 2014 at 02:01 PM
we are still 2000 votes behind--! send to your contact list!--get it in the IJ!
Rick Fraites April 18, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Is the above illustration a depiction of the rail stop at Firemens Fund or at Hamilton? If theRead Moreill ustration is supposed to be an accurate depiction of the Firemens Fund rail stop, the design has completely changed from the one presented by SMART to the city council a few months ago. It has doubled in size! Please clarify, DMC.
novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM
All that money and it won't even keep the riders dry from rain. But then it's not really for themRead Morean yway. It's a trophy for the local politicians and developers to congratulate themselves on another transfer of wealth from the taxpayers.
DMC April 18, 2014 at 02:08 PM
Rick--it is difficult to clarify things for people that don't read---can you spell BUS.---Can youRead Morere ad the headline?---Thanks for your interest though--it will be YOUR tax dollars---that fund this BUS station that the Mayor and a few council members railroaded through without ANY public input!
Roger April 17, 2014 at 07:42 PM
Joanne: I agree...PTAs would be better off if they didn't make any political donations. I am noRead Morelong er going to contribute to PTAs...unless they adopt such a policy.
Kenneth Dahl April 18, 2014 at 01:08 AM
BJL's observation deserves further contemplation. Are only parents with children in NUSD receivingRead Moret he calls and mailers, as suggested? Could the district be providing parents' private contact information? http://www.mikemcmahon.info/parceltax.htm#district Would the robo call received from the principal of Sinaloa violate these rules?
Suzanne A April 18, 2014 at 01:30 PM
Marin Mom, I stand corrected. Schools were give $100 per student for Common Core implementation. Read More$ 800,000 of the $1.6 million. Not that NUSD spent current parcel tax money on computers, but maybe they won't parcel tax money for that purpose as stated on the campaign materials. where should the money go?
Tina McMillan April 13, 2014 at 05:24 PM
It still looks like a conflict of interests for Reid and his family to benefit in any way from aRead Morelan d deal that is controlled by the government when Reid has so many fishes in the same pond. Reid's former Aide Neil Kornze, is now a BLM director. ===========================================This whole affair is beginning to look like like a plot from House of Cards...
novato 3per April 13, 2014 at 09:44 PM
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Kebby March 19, 2014 at 02:57 PM
Studio 4 Art is hiring for summer help, so have your teen gain some savvy knowledge!
angie allison March 22, 2014 at 03:44 PM
And, how cool would it be to work at Studio 4 Art?!
Bubba six pack April 18, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Whenever a politician says he will make decisions on a case by case basis he is simply not taking a Read Morestand at all, which means he is not doing his job. The job is to make a ruling that will be a standard so people will know what to expect and how to act. Using the flexibility to look at exceptions should not be taken as anything other than cowardly fence sitting when leadership is needed. Eric still won't tell anyone if he is for or against the new bus station, even though he voted for it after hiding the process for 2 years from the people of Novato.
novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Esactly Bubba, the phrase that describes this liberal phenomena of paralysis in decisionmaking isRead More&q uot;having such an open mind that their brains fall out", while I'm not exactly accusing Eric of having no brains, I think he'd serve us better by being more decisive and less afraid to act before checking with the polls and the council gal pals.
Tina McMillan April 18, 2014 at 01:07 PM
"Essentially, the UGB prohibits the City from approving any building permit or land useRead Moreentitle ment outside the City limits except in a few circumstances. These exceptions include:===================================== ========================================== 1. Under limited circumstances, to bring up to 10 total acres of land into the UGB for the provision of housing to serve all economic segments of the community. ========================================== 2. To avoid an unconstitutional taking of property. ========================================== 3. For development of a public park, public school, public facility, or public open space project. ========================================== 4. To address a significant threat to public health, safety, and welfare, such as failed septic system, provided that, there is no other feasible method to address the threat (for example, no way to repair or replace the septic system), the property is already developed, and the amendment would provide for no new development. ========================================== Here are the current exceptions to the UGB. I believe #1 was more specific as to using open space to provide affordable housing. Rather than have a boundary with exceptions why don't we go back to having land zoned for specific uses with the ability to apply for a variance? It seems to me that the current boundary isn't a boundary if the land can in fact be developed with a vote of the council.
Chris April 09, 2014 at 07:18 PM
Right on Tina! Let's do this.
Tina McMillan April 09, 2014 at 11:29 PM
Gotta spread the word! You have three votes from our house.
DMC April 18, 2014 at 02:16 PM
We need to send link to our contact list---we are behind Flagstaff by 2000 votes!
Roger April 14, 2014 at 06:14 PM
DMC: On 4/5/14 Eric commented: "Al - on the estimated $5MM, please look at page 53 on thisRead Morelin k here: http://www.marintransit.org/pdf/planning/novato/novato_tna.pdf. The estimate in the Transit Needs Assessment is $4MM. The larger number mentioned earlier grouped in other improvements. You are right though that the the $4MM is larger than the $3MM in the last staff report. However, the larger number is now two and half years old and not based on the site plan. Regardless, I will be keeping a close eye on the costs. For your questions: (1) I think we disagree here. (2) For number 2, can you restate your question. I want to make sure I get you an answer. (3) The $3M came from the staff report."
Bob Ratto April 14, 2014 at 08:40 PM
DMC You could maybe draw another connection here...laws are being proposed and passed left andRead Moreright to benefit developers of AH, such as CEQA exemptions. There is a very choice piece of recently bulldozed property right next to (well adjacent to) the proposed bus stations which has a modeled capacity of 60 buses per hour. If a station becomes high volume, the expectation is that areas around will be developed with high density housing...so, if you start extending Northward from the vacant Mission Lodge, you just take out some of the other old buildings...and voila, astronomical development, and gridlock.
Hopkin April 15, 2014 at 05:30 AM
So the high density will begin on Front St between Diablo and Elm, then expand further toRead MoreMirabella? Then those blocks will start expanding westward to meet up with the already-existing housing at the other end of Elm? And then it will all start pushing northward again? Well it's a good thing we planned ahead with a high-capacity mass transit node!
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