Sunday, January 24, 2016

California Coastal Commission Meeting February 10th in Morro Bay

This is a public meeting of great importance to anyone who values protecting our California coast.

Background info

VOICE (415) 904- 5200 FAX ( 415) 904- 5400 TDD (415) 597-5885


The California Coastal Commission will hold a public hearing during its February 10-12, 2016 meeting in Morro Bay to consider the continued employment of its Executive Director, Dr. Charles Lester.
The public hearing to consider the possible dismissal of the Commission’s Executive Director is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, February 10.
The official public notice and agenda of the Commission meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website by Friday, January 22. )

Specifically, two items regarding the Executive Director have been set for public hearing and/or closed session:
1. The employment status of the Executive Director; and
2. If necessary, consideration of the appointment of an interim Executive Director and/or the consideration of the process for employment of a new Executive Director.
The Commission meeting will be held at the Inn at Morro Bay, 60 State Park Road, in Morro Bay and is open to the public and the public is encouraged to attend the Commission meeting.

Contact Noaki Schwartz, Public Information Officer for further information: or (562) 833-5487.
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Are You Registered to Vote? Are You Registered in District 4?

I found this handy tool on the Marin County website - it's called the "Elections Dashboard" or "Voter Dashboard" So, being the curious type, I tested it. 
Well, it was correct on the front page, but when I scrolled down, it said that my representative was Steve Kinsey, but that I was in District 5. So, when I stopped by the Marin Elections Office, I showed the staff the glitch, Happy to say they fixed it within one day. Sometimes, your tax dollars really DO work.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

QUESTION : What motivates you to do this ?
What motivates me to do this ( seek the Marin County District 4 Supervisor position ) is a desire to serve the community - because I have seen a lack of respect for our citizens' civil rights to fair process and our sense of place. I was considering a run whether or not Mr. Kinsey was going to seek another term. My number one goal as a County Supervisor will be to increase communication and community engagement so that County decisions and projects reflect the needs of that community as a whole as opposed to just a small group of people pushing their agenda. I see many complex systemic issues that need someone with some real life experiences from all walks of life, willing to get in there with a fresh perspective and the courage to put the brakes on a bad decision. i.e., There needs to be more motivation and need for a project than "there is transportation funding for a traffic light, so let's put in a traffic light." The most pressing problem I see is rampant overdevelopment and its negative effects : increased traffic congestion and a strain on our infrastructure.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Announcing Candidacy for the Nomination to the Office of Marin County Supervisor - District 4

[Marin County] January 5, 2015

Welcome! It my pleasure to announce my candidacy for the nomination to the office of Marin County Supervisor - District 4 to be voted for at the Presidential Primary Election to be held on June 7th, 2016.

I am currently gathering sponsor signatures as well as signatures on the Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee, which is $1133.60 ( 4535 signatures.)

If you are a resident of Marin County, are registered to vote in District 4 and are not yet a signer of any other petition in lieu of filing fee of any other candidate for District 4 Supervisor, you are eligible to sign in support of my candidacy.

Truth be told, I have never before aspired to hold public office. This is a decision I make with eyes and heart wide open and I humbly ask for your support in this latest effort to serve our community.


Mari Tamburo