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Tomorrow's City Council Meeting Agenda

The Novato City Council will meet January 28 and cover a variety of topics including the Grant Avenue Bridge, the Novato Theater and a fiscal sustainability plan.

Like local politics or loathe them, meetings happen and votes are made.

Tomorrow's city council meeting has a variety of topics that will be of interest to some citizens. Below is a partial list of items to be covered. Please look at the city website to view a full list. If you feel strongly about an issue or have questions, this is an opportunity to make yourself heard.

Public Comments (Approximately 7 pm)

This comment session is for items not on the agenda or for items listed on the Consent Calendar. See agenda cover page for information about Public Comment periods and associated protocol.


Novato Theater Group will make a presentation to update the city council on their progress.

Consent Calendar

Consent calendar items are voted on as an entire package, not individually.

Appointment of Downtown Business Improvement District Board of Directors

Consider accepting and appointing the duly elected Board of Directors of the Downtown Novato Business Association as the Downtown Business Improvement District Board for calendar year 2014.

Grant Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Consider authorizing the City Manager to execute a Consultant Services Agreement (CSA) with GHD, Inc. for preparation of studies and documents required for environmental certification for the Grant Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation.

Adoption of A Resolution to Apply to The Bay Area Air Quality Management District for A Grant To Fund New Bicycle Racks for Installation in Novato

Consider adopting a resolution to authorize the City Manager or his designee to apply to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) for a grant to fund new bike racks under the Bicycle Rack Voucher Project.

Community Pool at Hamilton Agreement for Aquatic Services

Consider adopting a resolution authorizing the City Manager to approve an agreement extension between the City of Novato and the City of San Rafael for Aquatic Program Services at the Hamilton Pool.

General Business

Fiscal Sustainability Plan – Deliberation and Possible Decision

Continue deliberations about the Council’s preferred long-term fiscal sustainability plan. Provide staff direction on the baseline sustainability assumptions, the preferred fiscal sustainability scenario, and a timeline for additional revenue.

Recommended to continue deliberations and provide direction on the Council's preferred long-term fiscal sustainability plan.

The meeting will be held at the Novato City Hall Council Chambers, 901 Sherman Avenue tomorrow, Tuesday night at 6:30 pm. More details can be found at the city's website www.novato.org

Tell us, will you be attending the meeting?
D. Cook January 29, 2014 at 04:42 PM
Gail Wilhelm's post is so short sighted and mindless it shocked me. If I had to peg her, I would say she is over 70 a life long democrat, "all about Obama" and she or someone close to her has milked as much as they could from the govt and the taxpayer in the form of a pension or some social programs. This person will be long gone when the outrageous spending and resulting bills our government bury us with come due. Wilhelm has no problem with "city offices" and other obscene expenditures that every level of government drop on us. Her selfish attitude, and others like her, will leave her with a tarnished legacy after she is long gone. "Brain dead" as she puts it will be part of that legacy.
Tina McMillan January 29, 2014 at 11:22 PM
Tina McMillan January 29, 2014 at 11:21 PM It bears repeating that the city council insisted that a Class A office building was the only kind they wanted to purchase or build, just after rehabbing the old church to become our new city hall, also at an exorbitant cost. These buildings are essentially symbols that the city uses to promote itself but they lend no credibility to our ongoing deficit or the city's demands that we make increases to sales tax permanent. ==========================================Novato is at a crossroads where it must decide between the cost of symbolism and the cost of running the city. MacLeamy, Eklund, Athas, Kellner and Dillon-Knudsen all voted to build the monument that now sits across from the police station. How much less would it have cost to tear down the old, condemned buildings and start from scratch with enough space for parking, offices, a community center and a city hall? It seems like the biggest mistake we make over and over again is letting nostalgia rule our wallets.
M. Manzano February 10, 2014 at 01:04 PM
I'll sure be glad when I say goodbye to more than 3 decades of living in Novato. It was once a good town to live in. I know it won't get any better. Good luck to the minority of common sense citizens against the Democrat-Socialist- debt producing agenda of your town, county, and State. California is history in my opinion. Best to take your money elsewhere instead of giving it to the thieves.


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