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Preview of 2/11 Novato City Council Meeting

"Saved by the Belt" awards given, Council to consider final fiscal plan

Posted Date: 2/6/2014

At Tuesday's City Council meeting:

  • The Novato Police Department (NPD) will be giving "Saved by the Belt" awards to local folks whose lives were saved by wearing seat belts
  • The City Council will consider Consent Calendar items including:
  • a grant submission to the CA Office of Traffic Safety to allow the NPD to continue education and enforcement of traffic laws to reduce & prevent collisions.
  • a $5k grant from the Novato  Blue Ribbon Coalition to the NPD for its Minors Access to Alcohol Prevention program.
  • Setting the City Council meeting agenda for June 2014-July 2015
  • The City Council will consider the following General Business items:
    • Acceptance of grant funding from the No. California Computer Crimes Taskforce and approval for an additional full-time officer for this program--with Measure F providing funding for 25% of this position.
    • Approval of the Fiscal Sustainability Plan and subsequent direction to staff on implementation
    • Continued discussion of the City's proposed participation in the Community-Based Transportation Plan effort led by the Transportation Authority of Marin

    Meeting agenda is here. To get these notifications both before and after City Council meetings, sign-up for our e-notify service: http://www.novato.org/Index.aspx?page=640

    Al Nymous February 09, 2014 at 10:43 PM
    Novato primarily relies on water from the Russian river and Stafford lake as a reserve. The smart thing to do is become self reliant on our water and build a watershed large enough to supply the town. Instead we throw millions on a facelift of grant. This place is very backwards in it's priorities.
    Al Nymous February 09, 2014 at 11:10 PM
    The NPD gets a grant to do their job??!! And 5k for alcohol prevention... Please explain to me how that is accomplished. That is the parents job to teach what not to do. But most kids want a hands on experience. The real problem are the pills... They will take vicoden or just grab whatever they can get. That is a lot more scary than booze. This is not the old days folks. Teach your kids about this stuff. And NPD is making up czars for money.
    Hopkin February 10, 2014 at 02:47 AM
    Sylvia, I appreciate Bob's input , as well. I didn't know he was on the committee; the members are listed in one of the novato.org links I posted above. Also found there are some details of the committee meetings.
    Hopkin February 10, 2014 at 02:49 AM
    Al, how big of a watershed are we going to need to supply all the brand-spanking-new dense housing aimed our way?
    Al Nymous February 10, 2014 at 10:40 AM
    They get pluming? They can wash their clothes and bathe in the fountain. It would be like India.

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