Jeanne MacLeamy has officially filed papers to run for a third term on Novato’s City Council.
“I love our beautiful Novato and admire the passionate participation of our residents. Serving on the council has been a great privilege for me. I appreciate the opportunities to listen to residents, apply my professional business experience to critical issues, and accomplish goals together”, MacLeamy said in a release to the press.
MacLeamy, an architect and business owner for more than thirty years, has served as mayor twice. She said her focus is fiscal responsibility, well-maintained facilities, and land use appropriate to Novato. During her last term on the council, the city completed its restoration of Novato’s historic City Hall with its surrounding plaza and green.
MacLeamy said she has three overarching goals for Novato. “I believe our most critical focus must remain on three key priorities – fiscal sustainability that includes reduced spending, adequate reserves, efficient delivery of services, and pension reform; facilities that are financially prudent, and well-planned and maintained; and a land use strategy that preserves Novato’s unique charm by balancing environment, neighborhood character, state housing requirements, and economic development”.
Carole Dillon-Knutson and Madeline Kellner are two incumbents whose terms are also expiring. Dillon-Knutson has already that she will not run again. Mayor Madeline Kellner filed her declaration of candidacy and candidate statement today.
Jerome Ghigliotti, Manny Fernandez, Eric Lucan, Leslie Peterson Schwarze and Eleanor Sluis have they will challenge for the seats. Although only Lucan, Schwarz and Sluis have filed declarations of candidacy.
The deadline is Aug. 12 for candidates to take out papers and file declarations of candidacy and statements of qualifications. However, here is a five-day extension if incumbents do not file nominations by the deadline.