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Last year, Atlanta’s outdated computer systems were hacked in a massive attack that ended up costing the city more than $17 mi...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

August 7, 2019

The Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA) is a countywide organization that helps keep Marin residents safe by coordinating emergency calls and 911 dispatch. To accomplish these functions, MERA "rents" staff from various Marin agencies and municipalities.

In February,...

August 7, 2019

We took the unusual step of authorizing the Public Works Director to award a contract for repairing parts of the High Canal embankment (which was damaged by storms in 2018) before any contractors had yet bid on the project.

While we normally would not authoriz...

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