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Eric- thanks-please comment on these issues.   First, people are concerned, worried about SB1
and eminent domain- and having higher densities and traffic placed on
properties and streets that a non-elected body might designate.  Perhaps  the Novato Council could form a letter
objecting to this policy as inappropriate for our city.  Secondly, there are concerns about Friedman’s
(similar to a Lowe’s) store across the railroad tracks near Trader Joes as
being an anchor store for the new mall. 
Would a Lowe’s be better  or a
Best Buy for that matter  and what really
would be the financial benefit gained? 50-60thousand in money for the
city?  What is the figure?  Remember, Goodman’s  as a small home depot could not make it –what
are the reasons that a larger home repair store will?  Finally, the need to fix Novato’s underfunded
pension liabilities is important and when is a good time for the city to
address this with a public workshop?   Again, thanks for your weekly address to involve the public.

Eleanor Sluis January 06, 2014 at 01:14 PM
Eric- thanks-please comment on these issues. First, people are concerned, worried about SB1 and eminent domain- and having higher densities and traffic placed on properties and streets that a non-elected body might designate. Perhaps the Novato Council could form a letter objecting to this policy as inappropriate for our city. Secondly, there are concerns about Friedman’s (similar to a Lowe’s) store across the railroad tracks near Trader Joes as being an anchor store for the new mall. Would a Lowe’s be better or a Best Buy for that matter and what really would be the financial benefit gained? 50-60thousand in money for the city? What is the figure? Remember, Goodman’s as a small home depot could not make it –what are the reasons that a larger home repair store will? Finally, the need to fix Novato’s underfunded pension liabilities is important and when is a good time for the city to address this with a public workshop. Again, thanks for your weekly address to involve the public.
Al Nymous January 06, 2014 at 02:50 PM
SB1 is a nightmare and feels unconstitutional. Eminent domain is overreaching its bounds, especially for purely a social engineering use. This is scary stuff when unelected bureaucrats have that kind of power. Who comes up with this stuff?
Tom McAuliffe January 08, 2014 at 06:10 PM
What are the unfunded pension liabilities for Novato, and what plans are in place to address them?

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