My Statement on Being Elected Mayor of Corte Madera

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 community that put me in office. This is a daunting time to take the helm, with many challenges arrayed against our Town. Our community is currently in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic, and what is shaping up to be the worst economic disaster in Corte Madera’s history looms immediately behind the pandemic. Despite the circumstances, I am confident that we will weather this storm. Hard lessons learned after the 2008 recess

Disband Defunct Marin Telecommunications Agency - YES

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 MTA with little role to play other than administration. Nevertheless, the MTA still has executive officers and staff on the County payroll. By voting to disband this defunct agency and rolling its few administrative tasks into the Marin General Services Administration, we are doing our part to streamline local and county government and make more efficient and effective use of tax dollars. This move should bring about $100,000 sa

Award <$2,500,000 for Tamal Vista Complete Streets - YES

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 exceed $2.5 million—Public Works' estimate of the maximum amount this project should reasonably cost—to revamp this important corridor, bringing it into compliance with the "Complete Streets" standard (similar to the circulation, safety, and aesthetic improvements recently made on Tamalpais Drive). This project will see the corridor repaved with fresh asphalt, make circulation improvements to reduce congestion, and make critic

Featured Posts
Recent Posts

©2017-2019 Eli Beckman | Paid for by Eli Beckman for Corte Madera Town Council 2018

 Website by Eli Beckman