“As I began my service on the City Council and began to understand the issues facing Novato I discovered three overarching principles that helped focus my efforts and get things accomplished.
These three principles – Fiscal, Facilities and Land Use – are described in more detail below along with what has been accomplished and what more must be done.”
Novato’s budget should be like a good family budget – income should not all be spent on day to day expenses.
Instead some should be put aside for long term maintenance such as for a new washing machine or roof repair. Some should also be put aside for dreams such as a college education or retirement. read more
Novato facilities – parks, streets and buildings – should be functional and well maintained.
They should conveniently serve the public for civic engagement, commerce and community gatherings — and be operationally efficient. read more