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Welcome to "Our Town", an e-newsletter connecting you to your City. We hope that you will find interesting, helpful, timely information--and most importantly--that you feel connected to the civic side of life in Novato and your local government.

Why "Our Town"? Though a community of over 50,000,the City of Novato proudly holds on to its small-town flavor, friendliness and fortitude. As your City government, providing police, maintenance, recreation and planning services, we are thankful to serve a community where a car horn is a wave and there are many voices actively at the table.

With a proud 50+ year heritage, the City of Novato has thrived on a culture of transparency and community engagement. Though at times controversy and conflict erupt, even more often, passionate people come together to communicate, cooperate, volunteer and create their vision of a better community. Sweet Home, Novato!

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