January 31, 2019

With the passage last year of a new Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance, the previous Town Council codified longstanding but unevenly-enforced policies regarding the inspection and repair of private sewer laterals. There has been robust discussion in the community about th...

July 16, 2018

The online retail era will fundamentally rearrange Corte Madera’s economy and our town’s financial picture—indeed, it’s already beginning to do so. We see the effects in changes like shrinking sales tax revenue year over year and nearby malls that have long been commun...

June 26, 2018

Some exciting data points from a thrilling campaign:

  • Over 4 months, we visited the homes of more than 4,000 voters

  • 66% of Corte Madera voters supported Eli Beckman (thank you all for that honor!)

  • They cast 2,281 votes in favor of helping our town seize thi...

June 6, 2018

It is my great honor to be elected to the Town Council in my hometown of Corte Madera.

There is so much about this community that makes the opportunity to serve it an immense privilege. Corte Madera is unrivaled in the generosity of its citizens, the nobility of its val...

May 6, 2018

This is an exciting moment for Corte Madera. After a difficult recession, we’re finally on stable enough footing to invest in our own future, and prepare ourselves for a prosperous and secure tomorrow.

But it’s also a crucial moment, as our town faces two looming challe...

January 7, 2018

  • Tam Ridge Residences is more dense than it needed to be, due to incorrect numbers from ABAG on required housing units. By the time those numbers were corrected, it was too late to downsize the project

  • Future developments in Corte Madera will not be this d...

January 6, 2018

In September of 2006, the Town of Corte Madera purchased the Park Madera shopping center on Tamalpais Drive for $10 million. The reasons for acquiring this property in the heart of town were many: with housing prices on the rise nationwide, real estate seemed like a so...

December 31, 2017

Human settlement is often extremely damaging to local ecosystems—but it doesn't have to be that way.

The Restore our Ecosystem Initiative is a low-cost drive to heal some of the environmental damage we've caused, in two phases: first by halting the continued spread of i...

December 31, 2017

The closeness of Corte Madera's community is one of our town's strongest assets. That's why I'm proposing a program that will harness that closeness and use it to the advantage of local workers and businesses.

The Hire a Neighbor Program is simple: a public directory cr...

November 21, 2017

I'm excited to share with you my idea for a new program that will help build a stronger town by providing opportunities for older and younger members of our community to interact with and learn from each other. It's called Teaching by Turns, and the idea is simple: you...

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