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Date Featured Items

Council Appoints Police Chief as Acting City Manager
Novato's local elections are just around the corner

Marin Census 2020
Annual Street Paving Program Underway
September is Rail Safety Month
Minimum Wage Survey
Novato Business Workshops

Novato Police Officer Recognized with "12 Under 12" Award

Sundays on Sherman

Rock the Block


Spanish Language Community Academy Graduation
Reopening Celebration at Dogbone Meadow

Development Updates: Hamilton Commissary site and First & Grant Mixed Use Development
Update on Personal Cultivation of Cannabis
Disaster Preparedness
Holiday Closures
Paint the Town Red Event
September 2018 

Temporary Crosswalk at Leafwood Avenue
Dogbone Meadow Dog Park Project

Proposals for Historic Train Depot & Site

City-owned Properties Now Glyphosate-Free

Team Up to Clean Up

Novato Blvd. Improvements

Sundays on Sherman

Rock the Block

June 2018 

Message from the City Manager / Un mensaje de administrador de la Ciudad de Novato
Novato Celebrates Earth Day by Cleaning Up Our Town

Summer Concerts are Back 

Public Works at Work

La Academia Comunitaria de Policía del Departamento de Policía de Novato

Farmers Market at New Location

Call for Volunteers -- Novato's Annual 4th of July Parade

History Walks

Downtown Train Depot Community Survey

Accepting Proposals for Hamilton Commissary Parcel
Hamilton Pool Opens

February 2018 

Message from the City Manager / Un mensaje de administrador de la Ciudad de Novato
Community Garden Survey
Strategic Plan Workshops / Ayude a darle forma al Plan Estratégico
Clean & Green Day 2018 / Día de Limpieza

Join a City Commission, Committee or Board
New Biz on the Block
Sustainability Solutions at Your Fingertips
Community Police Academy
Upcoming Events -- Family Movie Night, Novato Live, Spring Craft Market, Senior Center Anniversary, Spring Flea Market & Fishing in the City 

November 2017 

Novato Planning Academy 2018
Communications Survey
Holiday Happenings in Novato
Council Provides Direction on City-owned Hamilton Properties
New Biz on the Block - Art Zorro
Novato SMART Station Multi-use Paths at San Marin and Downtown Stations
Downtown Outdoor Chess Table
Holiday Office Hours
Paint the Town Red

September 2017 

Novato Police Department's Community Academy Now Offered in Spanish / La Academia Comunitaria de Policía del Departamento de Policía de Novato  

Scottsdale Pond Water Quality Issues

NPD Pink Patch Project
SMART Train has Arrived & Quiet Zones are in Effect / El Tren SMART y Zonas Ecalmadas
RGTIP Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Upcoming Events - Sundays on Sherman, Hot Amphitheater Nights and more!
New Biz on the Block - Boba Nosh, Speakeasy BBQ
Bay Trail on Tour
Connect with Us
Report an Issue

June 2017 

Downtown SMART Station

FY 17/18 Budget Adoption

Age-Friendly Novato

Resilient Neighborhoods Community Workshop

New Community Park Opens in Bahia Neighborhood

Quiet Zones

4th of July Parade Volunteers Wanted

New Biz on the Block - Nordstrom Rack, The Feathered Nest, Mantra Wines

Join a City Commission, Committee or Board

Upcoming Events - Concerts on the Green, Movies in the Park and more!

Mar/Apr 2017 2017 Novato Clean & Green Day
Volunteer Novato
State of the City
NPD & NUSD: Immigration Info Summit
We are #NovatoProud
Downtown Streets Team & Public Works on a Mission
Hill Rec Area Master Plan Moves Forward
City Preps Budget, Highlights Priorities
Upcoming Events - Farmers Market, Hamilton Pool, Movies in the Park & more!
 Dec 2016 News Highlights (Recent Ped & Bike Improvements, New Mayor & Mayor Pro Tem Appointed)
New Police Chief Named
City is #NovatoProud
Gift Ideas in ShopLocal Guide
Private & Public Projects Online
Holiday Hours for City Offices; Holiday Message from City of Novato
Be Storm-Ready Novato
Celebrate Novato's 57th Birthday
Oct/Nov 2016 News Highlights (Hill Road Property, Quiet Zones)
NPD Gets Traffic Safety Grant
Square Shopping Center Proposal Submitted
Olive Avenue Bike Lanes Completed
Development Projects Webpage Launched
Spooktacular Events in Novato
Life Sciences Jobs Boost Novato Economy
Workshop scheduled for NW Quadrant Neighborhood
Survey from Transportation Authority of Marin
Be Track Smart, Novato!
Aug/Sep 2016 Draft General Plan Released
Bringing National Night Out to Novato Neighborhoods
City Welcomes New City Manager, Interim Police Chief
NPD's Surveillance Camera Program
Join Free Prescription Discount Program
Public Works Projects Now Online
Proposed Plan for Hill Recreation Area Site
Novato Reduces Emissions through Resilient Neighborhoods
May/Jun 2016

Novato Responds: Not in Our Town

Clean & Green Day 2016--Novato Shines!

News Highlights

City Budget: Focusing on Fundamentals

Resilient Neighborhoods Welcomes Vivian Court

Marin Transit Service Changes

NPD Graduates Community Academy #9

A Novato Tradition: 4th of July Parade

Current Development Projects

Novato Theater Upcoming Events

Mar/Apr 2016 Novato Neighborhood Unites
News Highlights
Community Embraces Energy-Saving Program
A New Addition to Downtown
Resilient Neighborhoods
Another Crime-Free Program Success Story
Nov/Dec 2015 Sweet Home Novato for the Holidays
News Highlights
Heroes & Helpers Event
NPD Holiday Safety Tips
Honoring Civic Service
"King" Tide Season
Building Community
 Oct 2015

Novato Prepares for Winter Rains

News Highlights

Information about Measure C

Downtown for Halloween

Aug/Sep 2015

Public Works: At Work for Novato

News Highlights

Information about Measure C

Villas at Hamilton Joins Crime-Free Program

Ask us about Junior Units!

June/July 2015  A City that Works, Celebrates!
'Play Streets' Coming to Novato
News Highlights
Have a Voice in Your City
Annual Street Paving Begins
 May 2015 Investing in a Healthy Novato
New & Improved City Website
News Highlights
Hill Masterplan Begins
Mar/Apr 2015 A City that Works: High Satisfaction Among Novatans
News Highlights
Novato Response Team Reaches Out
Novato Neighborhood Plan Underway
Jan/Feb 2015 A City that Works: Preparing Our Community
News Highlights
Novato PD: Building Community
Annual Sweetheart Stroll in Downtown Novato
Nov/Dec 2014 Valor Among Our Own
News Highlights
A City that Works
Good Neighbors Make Novato Stronger
Sept/Oct 2014

Measure F at Work
News Highlights
Halloween Happenings
Plastic Bag Ban
Autumn Treasure Trove

June/July 2014 Summer Camps for All
News Highlights
Keeping Novato Clean & Green
NPD in the News
Monthly Tips for Emergency Preparedness
It's Never too Early...
Label Me...Done!
May 2014

Summer Fun the Novato Way
News Highlights
Restoring HIstoric Wetlands to Hamilton
Tree Removal in Dogbone Meadow
City Tennis Courts Get TLC
Support the Annual 4th of July Parade

April 2014 Spring in Downtown Novato
News Highlights
SMART Around Town
Tour of Novato & City Open House
Vote for Stafford Lake Bike Park
March 2014

Do you know the way?
News Highlights
Public Works on the job
Award-winners among us
Did you say 'Pickleball?'
Keep Novato beautiful!

Feb 2014

Novato--54 and so much more
News Highlights
Novato Purchases Open Space
Parks, Recreation & Community Services Investing in Novato's Youth
In Hopes of a Rainy Season

Dec 2013

Novato for the Holidays
News Highlights
Novato Launches Crime-Free Housing Program
Boosters Keep Gymnastics Program Strong
Community Info & Resources

Nov 2013

City Offices Open at 922 Machin
News Highlights
City's Fiscal Future
Annual Holiday Crafts Faire
Smooth Runnin' on So. Novato Blvd.
What's New at Dogbone Meadow

October 2013

Share Your Vision for North Redwood
News Highlights
City's Fiscal Future
New Afterschool Program Offered
Earthquake Preparedness
Only Rain Down the Drain!

August 2013

Open Novato--Join the Conversation Now!
News Highlights
We are Moving!
NPD Explorers Compete
Postal Carrier Alert Program

June/July 2013

Frankly Speaking--The Buck Stops Here, Join the Conversation in July
News Highlights
4th of July Fun in Novato
Dogbone Meadow News
New Energy Program for Small Business

May 2013

Frankly Speaking
News Highlights
Kids Camps & Ton-of-Fun
Novato Parks Unparalleled
30th Annual Art, Wine & Music Fest
Muir Beach Closed for Summer

April 2013

Frankly Speaking
News Highlights
Commit to Safe Driving
Clean & Green Day Results
Pilot Afterschool Program Starts
More Parking at Hamilton Pool
Senior Health & Fitness Day

March 2013

Frankly Speaking
News Highlights
Commit to Safe Driving in Novato
Keep Novato Clean & Green
PRCS--Quality and Safety First
PACE Loan Program

February 2013

Frankly Speaking
News Highlights
City Observes Earth Hour
Commission, Committee, & Board Opportunities
Keep Novato Clean & Green
A Reminder from the Novato Sanitary District

January 2013

Frankly Speaking
News Highlights
Local Enhanced Safety Efforts
City Volunteers--Heart of Novato
High School Internship Opportunity
February Calendar

December 2012

December Highlights
Upcoming SMART Work in Novato
Novato Turns 53--Come Celebrate!
City Offices Project Update
Novato Youth Speaks
Parks & Rec: Keeping Novato Fit & Active
Community Resources
JanuaryCalendar & Save THE DATE

November 2012

November Highlights
Pacheco Valle Residents 'Dig' the Dirt
Novato Children's Brick Quilt Raffle
Tell Us How We Are Doing
City Offices Project Update
Local Agencies Prepare for Next Emergency
"Coffee with the Cops"
Faces of the City: Matt Podolin
Community Resources
December Calendar & Save THE DATE

October 2012

October highlights
Community Garden in City Park Moves Forward
City Offices Project Update
"Shop with a Cop" and other NPD News
Faces of the City: Kelly Gerhardt
FREE Program for Novato Residents
November Calendar & SAVE THE DATE

September 2012

Phase II of Fiscal Sustainability Continues, James Berg Named Permanent Police Chief, City Office Project Newsletter Provides Project Updates, Come Have Coffee With The Cops on October 17th, Measure F Annual Report Presented to Council, Employee Profile: Gosia Woodfin, Fundraiser for Dogbone Meadow on October 21st, Community Disaster Preparedness in October

August 2012 Hamilton Gymnasium Grand Opening on September 12th, Construction of the City Office Building Moves Forward, First Phase of Marin-Sonoma Narrows Widening Project Complete, Police Department Receives National Award for Bike/Pedestrian Safety, Council Continues Fiscal Sustainability Discussions, Employee Profile: Corporal Nick Frey, City Offices to Re-Open on Alternate Fridays starting September 7th
July  2012 City Breaks Ground on City Office Project, Council Approves Labor Agreements With Employees, Fiscal Sustainability Process Update, James Berg Named Novato Interim Police Chief, Employee Profile: Teresa Ehteshami, Rent a City Facility for your Next Event, Application Deadline for Boards and Commissions Extended, Marin County CERT Classes Coming to Novato, Sign Up For A Green House Call
June 2012 Council Approves 2012-2013 Budget, Police Chief Joe Kreins Announces Retirement, Reminder: 4th of July Parade on Wednesday, July Jazz Night Coming Soon, Employee Profile: Hans Grunt, The Planning Commission (And Other Commissions) Need You, Leadership Novato Program Accepting Applications for Next Class
May 2012 City Office Project and Plaza Moves Forward, Novato Festival of Art, Wine and Music Returns, Employee Profile: Bruno Vega, Council Approves Wayfinding Signage Design, Hamilton Pool Now Open, Entry Deadline for 4th of July Parade Coming Soon, Streetlight Conversion Project Provides Environmental and Fiscal Benefits, Smart Light Program for Small Businesses, Marin Clean Energy Program Notice Reminder
April 2012 Summer Camp Brochure and Activity Guide Now Available, Council Receives 2012-2013 Budget Proposal, City Receives Awards for Budget Document, Sustainable Communities Strategies Process Update, Police Department Open House on May 5th, Novato Multi-Cultural Festival This Weekend, Marin Energy Authority Noticies Coming to You
March 2012 In Memoriam: Chuck Bennett, Council Receives Financial Update, 2012-2013 Budget Process Update and Continues Fiscal Sustainability Discussions, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Maximizes Grant Opportunities, Value Engineering Changes Reduce City Office Project Costs, New Parks, Recreation and Community Services Summer Camp Brochure and Activity Guide Comming Soon, Marin Energy Authority To Hold Community Meeting, City Employee Profile: Ronele Schaefer, Arbor Day Observation and Tree Planting Ceremony, Dogbone Meadow Volunteer Group Receives Community Spirit Award, Novato Clean and Green Day Coming Soon, Local Bus Route Changes in Effect.
February 2012 City Maximizes Grant Opportunities, Citizen Police Academy Starting Soon, Design Documents for City Office Project Approved, City Hires Interim Community Development Positions, Marin Energy Authority Update, Novato Pharmaceutical Collection Program, City Employee Profile: Oliver Collins, City Renames Teen Center as Downtown Recreation Center, Community Receives Employee Retirement Benefits Presentation
January 2012 City Becomes Successor Agency for Former Redevelopment Agency, Council Approves Hanna Ranch Project, City Honors Dennis Hagerty as Novato Citizen of the Year, City Employee Profile: Maggie Rufo, City Receives Public Safety Grant for 3 New Police Officers, City Presents Medals to Police Officers, City and Fire District Announce Reward in Arson Investigation, Stormwater Pollution Permit Update, Construction Moving Forward on Hamilton Community Gymnasium, City and School District Collaborate on New Mobile Food Vending Ordinance, City Unveils New Commuter Bike Connection
December 2011 City Council Election Results, City Employee Profile: Robert Cubley, Maintenance Staff Repairs Downtown Fountain, Community Development Director Announces Retirement, Holiday Celebration This Weekend, Volunteers Needed: Board and Commission Vacancies, Flood Preparedness and Safety Information on City Website, Marin Map GIS Services Available to Community, Holiday Crafts Faire This Weekend.
October 2011 City Council Discusses City Office Schematic Design, Community Celebrates Pending Retirement of Carole Dillon-Knutson, Council Joins Marin Energy Authority, Marin Economic Forum Presents Report to Community, Staff Participates in Emergency Response Drill, 2012 Winter/Spring Activity Guide Coming Soon, Volunteers Needed: Board and Commission Vacancies, Friends of Dogbone Meadow Make Second Donation to City.
September 2011 City Offices Project Update, Graffiti Ordinance Updated/Thank You, Volunteers, Council Preserves Redevelopment Agency, Flood Season Coming: How to be Prepared, Police Department Receives Awards, County of Marin Home Energy Workshop, Get Ready to ShakeOut, Vacancies on City Boards and Commissions.
August 2011 City Offices Project, Council Considers Future of Redevelopment, Novato Theater Presents Rock & Pledge Benefit Concert, City Repairs Cain Lane, 2011 Farmers Market Enters Final Weeks, Friends of Dogbone Meadow Make Contribution to City, Scottsdale Pond Update, California Organization Promotes Rail Safety Education, Looking to Start a Small Business?
July 2011 City Council Adopts 2011-2012 Budget, Housing Element Update, State Approves Elimination of Redevelopment Agencies, Commuter Bike Connection Only Months Away, Streetlight Conversion Project Moves Forward, Scottsdale Pond News, Novato Theater Needs Your Help
June 2011 City Offices - Council Decides to Build Downtown!, 2011-2012 Budget Discussions Take Center Stage, Measure F Fiscal Sustainability - Summer Discussion, City Council Update, Update on City Manager's Ad Hoc Housing Group, Beware - Abandoned Plastic Bottles with Liquid, Energy California Upgrade, Staying Informed - Hot Topics, Brick Locator Map, Resources for Novato Businesses, Commuter Bike Connection, Let's Move Event a Success
March 2011 City Council Update, Measure F Oversight Committee Appointed, 16th Annual Clean Green Day, Downtown Feasibility Study for City Offices, Take Time for Novato, Support the Novato Theater, Tell TAM about your Transportation Needs, New Paint (and Repairs) for Old Buildings, Let's Move Novato!, Meet and Move Walk, Graffiti Removal Update, Update on State's Attempt to Eliminate Redevelopment, Easy Access to Traffic Collission Reports, Reasons to Shop Local
January 2011 Citizen of the Year 2010, City Council Update, Energy Efficient Streetlights, Governor's Proposal to Eliminate Redevelopment, Graffiti Removal, Gang Awareness, Connecting City Hall to the Community, Let's Move Novato!, Housing Element Update, Novato Theater Renovation on Facebook, Downtown Novato Wayfinding Signage Program
December 2010 The Holiday Spirit, Council Reorganization, You're Invited to Novato's 51st Birthday Party, Council Notes, Sandbags, City Offices Closure
December 2010 Update on City Offices, Novato's 51st Birthday Party, November Election Recap, Housing Element Update, Connecting with City Hall, "Let's Move Novato" Initiative, Gift Idea - Buy a Brick, Shop in Novato, Holiday Events, Council Notes, Online News About Novato, Teen Alcohol Prevention
October 2010 November Election Update, Housing Element, Novato Theater Sale, New Hamilton Pool, Lu Sutton Child Care 20th Anniversary, Novato Independent Elders Program Transition, Downtown Novato Music Series, Correction on Novato Youth Center
September 2010 Measure F Update, Housing Element,, Domestic Violence Month, City Office Hours Change, Long-Time Residents Visit City Hall, NIEP Week of Caring, Bike Donation, Flood Information
August 2010 Revenue Measure on November Ballot, PG&E Smartmeters, Update to Housing Element, Council Boards and Committee Vacancies, DeLong Avenue Project, Traffic Delays on Novato Boulevard, New Provider for Margaret Todd Senior Center Nutrition Site, City Receives Traffic Safety Grant, Scottsdale Pond & Marsh FAQs
July 2010 New Housing Element website, Buy a Brick, Summer Recreation Activities, Revenue Measure Decision

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