The Novato City Council and the city manager have decided to remove "acheive accountable and transparent community-based planning" as Goal No. 1 title that is in the city's strategic plan.
I requested this language be reinstated at the city council meeting Tuesday night and at the workshop on the new strategic plan after the meeting, but they refused to reinstate the language in the new draft. The council and the hired consultants, one of whom worked in San Rafael and supports high-density affordable housing, will be working on a new general plan and housing element.
If you want the council to complete this work in an accountable and transparent community-based planning, I need your help. Please contact the council at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them you want the Strategic Plan Goal No. 1 title to remain, as it is currently, "achieve accountable and transparent community-based planning."
Below is the current and proposed strategic plan Goal 1's heading for your reference.
Current Strategic Plan Goal # 1 title
1. Achieve Accountable and Transparent Community-Based Planning
Proposed new Strategic plan Goal # 1 title
1. General Plan and Environmental Stewardship
I will be reviewing in detail the rest of the strategic plan to provide comments and op-eds and will do the same as well on the general plan to allow a citizen's view of the workings of the Novato City Council and city manager.