They should conveniently serve the public for civic engagement, commerce and community gatherings — and be operationally efficient.
- Novato buildings — including two house trailers housing employees — were all code-deficient and had to be shuttered or demolished.
- Employees were housed in leased space for 5 years
- Hamilton surplus buildings were in limbo without proper approvals to repurpose need from the Federal Government
- City parks, islands and medians suffered from lack of adequate maintenance
- Brought city government back downtown by restoring the iconic Historic City Hall, creating a Civic Green and building City Offices — providing spaces for civic engagement, commerce and community gatherings.
- Removed Federal Government restrictions from several vacant city properties at Hamilton, including the old hospital site.
- Partnered with Novato Unified School District to construct a much-needed and well-used Gymnasium.
- Collaborated with the downtown Novato Theater to encourage this to be a vital downtown entertainment destination
- Fostered Adopt an Island program to have private parties pay for maintenance.
- Complete the Downtown Civic Center including the Community House, the Simmons and Hanen Houses and restoration of Sherman Avenue to host special events in combination with an enlarged Civic Green.
- Carefully guide the repurposing of surplus Hamilton properties for the benefit of all Novato.
- Participate in the grand opening of the Downtown Novato Theater
- Create solution to the parking issues in downtown.
- Fund well-maintained parks and landscaped areas.