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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?!
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!
D. Cook April 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM
DMC you are incorrect that there is no parking issue during day time hours downtown. I wouldRead Moreagree that at night time there is less of an issue. However, when you consider that the 999 Grant project is almost half empty going on a year now (7,500 sf vacant) you have to consider that part of the issue must be the why businesses wouldn't jump at the chance to be on that new building on a prime, visible corner. In part it is because businesses realize that parking is a necessity. As it stands now there is a big problem during the day. If that space is filled there will be a completely unmanageable parking issue. Add in the planned 300 seat theater parking project and it gets worse.. not just during the daytime either. Night time now becomes an issue. The city council has selfishly put their wants first over the citizens of Novato and put themselves ahead of much needed tax revenues. By the way, why did the 20,000 sf building cost the bank only $4 million to build? And why did the 19,000 sf city office building cost tax payers $16 million (and counting) to construct? MIND BOGGLING and OFFENSIVE!
DMC April 10, 2014 at 02:57 PM
Private Enterprise is inherently more fiscally responsible--than our Government---usually not 400%Read Moreb etter but always better---hence Fed Ex and UPS make a profit while USPS does not.---There is no profit motive--it is not their money.
Hopkin April 10, 2014 at 07:09 PM
I believe USPS used to make a profit - or at least break even - untilRead Morerecently.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Postal_Service~~~~~~~~ http://www.dmnews.com/uspss-options-a-14b-annual-loss-or-a-2b-annual-profit/article/284962/
Eleanor Sluis April 16, 2014 at 07:05 PM
Planning Commission to decide on Urban Growth Boundaries April 21 7PMRead More???????????????????????????? ??????????????????? http://www.cityofnovato.org/index.aspx?page=2168 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UGB POLICY OPTIONS “There are several policy options for the Planning Commission and City Council’s consideration. These policy options and staff’s analysis of the pros and cons of each option are discussed below. UGB Measure Policy Options 1. Allow the current UGB to expire and take no action. 2. Continue the current UGB as written with no changes. 3. Amend the policies and criteria of the current UGB. 4. Extend the UGB boundary to include additional properties. Analysis of UGB Measure Policy Options 1. Allow the current UGB to expire and take no action. Pros: a. Avoids staff time and costs to continue implementation of the UGB. b. Avoids the need to coordinate with and potential policy conflicts with Marin LAFCO and Special Districts. c. Avoids controversy surrounding the City’s opposition to single‐district annexations. d. Avoids conflict over the criteria used to determine when it is appropriate to amend the UGB to address threats to public health, safety, and welfare. Cons:+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ a. May allow intensification of development in unincorporated areas due to access to urban services. 8 b. May increase development pressure on agricultural and open space lands surrounding the City (greenbelts).++++++++++++++++++++++++++ c. May increase City costs associated with intensified development outside the City limits due to expanded use and costs for City park and recreation facilities, street maintenance, and police mutual aid services, or by annexing lower density development on the edges of the City requiring extension and maintenance ofadditional infrastructure._____ 2. Continue the current UGB as written with no changes. Pros:+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ a. Avoids costs associated with amending the UGB. b. Provides some protection against intensification of development in unincorporated areas. c. Provides some protection against the loss of agricultural and open space land uses surrounding the City (greenbelts). Cons: a. Continues controversy surrounding applications for sewer or water connections for properties outside the UGB. b. Provides possibility for continued conflict with the policies of Marin LAFCO, the Sanitary District, and Water District. “
Ryan Gibson April 09, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Novato, please vote! We are in 2nd place, but not too far off and can win this!
Al Baumann April 09, 2014 at 11:40 AM
If we get this grant, we'll be over the top to DIG THIS SUMMER. Follow the directions at bellRead Morehelm ets.com/bellbuilt and do it again if it acts funky.
BJL April 09, 2014 at 04:18 PM
worked perfect for me... I received the email and clicked the link and it took my vote
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