October 25, 2019

Corte Madera residents:

While we have been lucky up until this point, PG&E has just confirmed that Corte Madera will be included in their next Public Safety Power Shutoff. The shutoff event is expected to begin tomorrow between 1 and 5 pm and last more than 48 hours, wi...

October 23, 2019

While there are a constellation of fire departments throughout Marin County committed to fighting fires (primarily building fires), there is no agency dedicated to preventing the emerging scourge of our times: wildfire.

I voted for Corte Madera to join the new countywid...

October 15, 2019

Our incredibly competent and professional Town Manager is Corte Madera's secret weapon. Town Manager Todd Cusimano has consistently delivered exception performance and results for the Town of Corte Madera, and it was my pleasure to vote to extend his contract through 2...

October 1, 2019

In the coming decades and centuries, Corte Madera will be critically threatened by climate change in a multitude of ways, particularly by increasingly severe and irregular weather, sea level rise, and increased wildfires.

As such, it is in the Town's interest to do ever...

September 17, 2019

We took the unusual step of authorizing the Public Works Director to award a contract for repairing and stabilizing areas of town damaged by landslides before any contractors had yet bid on the project.

While we normally would not authorize the award of a contract...

September 17, 2019

In the interest of saving public funds, we ended our business relationship with the landscaping company the Town had been using for the past 15 years in favor of a different company that will provide the same services at two-thirds the cost.

As the new company, Flo...

August 21, 2019

5G—the next generation of "small-cell" wireless technology—promises to be much faster than anything we currently have, enabling all sorts of new commercial and military uses. As such, the Trump Administration has identified early US dominance in 5G as a national securi...

August 21, 2019

This was a painful one for me.

Last academic year, Redwood High School instituted a new policy—without consulting the Town of Corte Madera—preventing students who park their cars on campus from leaving campus at lunch.

The easily foreseeable result has been that students...

August 19, 2019

As the Vice Mayor of a small town, cybersecurity is one of my top concerns, and if it isn’t already, it should be one of yours too. Here’s why.

Last year, Atlanta’s outdated computer systems were hacked in a massive attack that ended up costing the city more than $17 mi...

August 7, 2019

One of the central functions of local government is to maintain local infrastructure, especially the roads. To that end, we voted to award a $1,507,915 contract to Ghilotti Brothers (the lowest responsible bidder) for the 2019 Road Rehabilitation Project.

The Project co...

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