It is time Novato homeowners stood up, spoke out and took a stand for balanced housing in their community.
The Novato Homeowners Association has two main goals:
- To protect the value of homes in Novato.
- To protect the character of the city of Novato.
Novato is under assault by special interest groups: developers, advocates, and institutional investors/profiteers. Their goal is to make Novato the affordable housing solution for all of Marin at the expense of the the homeowners of Novato.
We want the clarity of our voices and message to be heard in Sacramento. We need to join together and promote an agenda where balanced housing is made a priority. Without balanced housing goals, city- and state-funded services will be negatively impacted due to lack of sufficient property and sales tax revenue. If Novato homeowners do not stand up and speak out, the special-interest groups will decide what is to be built, and we will pay for it for years to come.
There is no cost to join Novato Homeowner's Association (NHA). We need to show HCD that the homeowners of Novato are committed to maintaining a financially viable community whose taxes support the individuals and families that live here.
To join and show your support for the goals and mission statement, please log onto www.novatohoa.com and go to the upper right corner to the word register. Fill out the user registration form and you will receive an email confirmation.
What We Believe
Novato Homeowners are currently not well represented with respect to ongoing civic affairs. Decisions currently being made by City management have recently favored deep-pocketed special-interest groups; these decisions may result in a combination of reduced home values and escalating budget structural issues.
Homeowners are the backbone of any community, and Novato is no different. When the majority of residents are adversely affected by the actions of a vocal minority, the majority need to have their voices heard or accept the consequences. Novato has been plagued with budget deficits in recent years, and is projected to have structural budget deficits in the future (absent any changes to current taxes). Deficits affect the level of services that can be provided. Continuing to promote a strategy of allowing nonprofits to develop property tax-exempt, high-density housing will result in increased burdens on taxpaying property owners to either support existing service levels, or accept the effects of reduced services.
Homeowners Of Novato
In Novato, approximately 67 percent of residents live in owner occupied dwellings, and 33 percent live in rental units. Homeowner property taxes constitute the largest revenue source for the City's operating revenue. In addition to property taxes, homeowners contribute the vast majority of other revenues needed for the City to operate.
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