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A Message to Our Community from Novato City Manager Adam McGill / Mensaje a nuestra comunidad del administrador de la ciudad de Novato, Adam McGill

Post Date:06/05/2020 7:30 AM

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Dear Novato Community,

As a community we emphasize pride for our residents and community partners on a regular basis. I would like to share how #NovatoProud I am of our community’s response to the murder of George Floyd, as those of you who attended Novato’s demonstrations have shown the world that a community can come together in peaceful protest and stand alongside our police department to demand action and change. I share the outrage of all who are honoring Mr. Floyd with peaceful protests and am committed to protecting those who lawfully protest as well as our greater Novato community. 

As a Novato resident, who calls this community home and chose to raise a family here, I want to assure you that Novato remains a safe community. I understand that emotions are high, and although Novato’s protests have been peaceful, some community members may still experience fear caused by the violence that has impacted cities across the Bay Area and our Nation. Chief McCaffrey and I are working closely to monitor any potential threats that could impact Novato, and we are confident that no such threats exist. We are aware that additional protests may occur in Novato over the next few days, and there is no information to indicate that these demonstrations will be anything but lawful and peaceful protests. 

I would like to encourage all of us to take this time to listen and learn from the message being shared by those who are respectfully seeking justice. Our similarities outweigh our differences. We know we aren’t perfect.  We know policing, even good policing won’t resolve all of society’s systemic issues but let’s challenge ourselves to be stronger – together.  As your City Manager and former Chief of Police, I hear you and am committed to doing more to make Novato a more inclusive and just community.  

Adam McGill
City Manager



Estimada comunidad de Novato,

En nuestra comunidad, enfatizamos el orgullo de nuestros residentes y socios comunitarios. Me gustaría compartir lo orgulloso que me siento (#NovatoProud) al ser testigo de la respuesta de nuestra comunidad al asesinato de George Floyd, ya que aquellos de ustedes que asistieron a las manifestaciones de Novato han demostrado al mundo que una comunidad puede unirse en protesta pacífica a su departamento de policía para exigir acción y cambio. Comparto la indignación de todos los que honran al Sr. Floyd con protestas pacíficas y me comprometo a proteger a quienes protestan legalmente, así como a nuestra comunidad de Novato en general.

Como residente de Novato, llamo junto a mi familia a esta comunidad nuestro hogar, y quiero asegurarles que Novato sigue siendo una comunidad segura. Entiendo el tono y la gravedad de las emociones, y aunque las protestas de Novato han sido pacíficas, algunos miembros de la comunidad aún pueden sentir el miedo causado por la violencia que ha afectado a algunas ciudades en el área de la bahía y nuestra nación. El jefe de la policía McCaffrey y yo estamos trabajando estrechamente monitoreando cualquier amenaza que pueda afectar a Novato, y estamos seguros de que no existen tales amenazas. Estamos conscientes de que pueden producirse otras protestas en Novato en los próximos días, pero no hay indicios que apunten a problemas con el desarrollo legal y pacífico de estas posibles manifestaciones.

Quisiera alentar a todos en este tiempo a escuchar y aprender del mensaje que comparten quienes buscan la justicia con respeto. Nuestras similitudes superan nuestras diferencias. Sabemos que no somos perfectos. Sabemos que la vigilancia policial, incluso la buena vigilancia policial, no resolverá todos los problemas sistémicos de la sociedad, pero enfrentemos el reto juntos a ser más fuertes. Como su administrador municipal y ex jefe de policía, los escucho y me comprometo a hacer más para que Novato sea una comunidad más inclusiva y justa.

Adam McGill
Administrador de la Ciudad

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