April 8, 2020

Last night, my colleagues on the Town Council chose me to serve as the Mayor of Corte Madera for the next year. The opportunity to serve as mayor of my hometown is by far the greatest honor of my life, and I thank the Council for their trust and support, as well as the...

April 7, 2020

The Marin Telecommunications Agency (MTA) is a countywide agency that was formed in 1997 with the intent to negotiate local telecommunications franchise rates. However, subsequent changes to state and federal law took this power away from local jurisdictions, leaving M...

April 7, 2020

Tamal Vista Boulevard is one of the major thoroughfares in town, and it's long been plagued by poor road condition and severe congestion. We voted to allow the Department of Public Works to advertise for bids and award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder not to...

March 17, 2020

I voted in favor or issuing a Proclamation of Local Emergency with regard to the global COVID-19 pandemic that is currently upending our society and threatening economic catastrophe.

In addition to the severe impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the everyday lives...

March 12, 2020

Yesterday morning, I participated in a White House briefing call with more than 5,000 other state, local, and tribal leaders regrading the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic. The purpose of the call was ostensibly to provide these leaders with an update on the federal...

February 18, 2020

Last fall's "public safety power shutoff" (PSPS) events caused considerable hardship to our community. While it is outrageous that PG&E is allowed to subject ratepayers to outages simply because they made a decades long practice of prioritizing corporate bonuses and di...

February 4, 2020

As I repeatedly said during my campaign for Town Council, climate change is the only existential threat our town faces, and it's time to move aggressively to confront it.

I was thrilled to support the formation of our Climate Action Committee, which I see as a critical...

December 17, 2019

I voted to cancel our uncontested March 3rd Town Council election, in which two candidates were running for two seats, and simply appoint those candidates to the seats once the incumbents' terms expired. This was a surprisingly controversial issue at the Council, but I...

November 20, 2019

There aren't really words to describe what a fantastic job our Town Clerk (and, previously, Assistant to the Town Manager) does for the Town of Corte Madera. Rebecca Vaughn is an eminently diligent, proactive, and dedicated public servant, and an indispensable member o...

November 20, 2019

I voted to update Corte Madera's outdated Noise Ordinance—the law governing excessive or offensive noise—in order to make it more enforceable. Whereas the previous version of the ordinance was somewhat vague in its definition of violations and therefore difficult to en...

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