Sunday, February 5, 2017
Novato sleeps while Sales Tax creeps
January 24, 2017 Novato Council votes to increase the sales tax cap while hiding the measure in language meant to obscure the discussion. Josh Friday, Eric Lucan and Denise Athas each take turns in claiming that they are "alllowing a discussion" on raising sales taxes. The public didn't buy it and neither did fellow council persons Pam Drew and Pat Eklund. The meeting was delayed three times and the vote took place at 11:30 pm while Novato slept. Fortunately, some determined citizens stayed with the meeting to announce their objection. Council people also received and avalanche of mail. Not a single citizen supported the measure.