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...

November 12, 2017

There's a lot to like about a town like Corte Madera, but one thing I've noticed recently is the emphasis our community puts on thanking and respecting our veterans.

At our Lion's Club meeting this past Thursday—three days before Veterans Day—I was struck by the fact th...

October 22, 2017

It's fantastic that the Cove School was built, providing our community with a premier new elementary school in east Corte Madera and relieving crowding at Neil Cummins.

What's not fantastic is that by three months after its opening in the fall of 2015, the Cove School h...

October 4, 2017

After Sunday's heartbreaking tragedy in Las Vegas, it's time to pause and reflect.

The sheer magnitude of one of America's deadliest mass shootings—killing at least 59 and wounding more than 500—is difficult to grasp. 59, 500; these are mind-numbing figures that summon...

September 16, 2017

We have some serious work to do.

I spent this gorgeous Saturday morning picking up trash in Shorebird Marsh as part of the annual Coastal Cleanup event. I expected to be strolling along the walking paths, picking up discarded protein bar wrappers and tissues that had fa...

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