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Want to know more about what is happening in Novato?  This is your guide to Hot Topics in Novato--check back for regular updates on topics you want to know more about. The City will continue to inform you on the many topics that affect your quality of life.

Cannabis (Marijuana) Regulations

With the passing of Proposition 64 legalizing the use of cannabis for both medicinal and non-medicinal use in California, the City has begun the process of determining what the future of cannabis will look like in Novato through workshops, surveys and public hearings that will help shape the policies and regulations related to cannabis.

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Use of Parking Spaces for "Parklets"

At their April 24, 2018 meeting, the City Council discussed policy issues associated with the use of parking spaces along Grant Avenue for "parklets". Council directed staff to return at a future meeting with a formal "parklet" design and review policy for Council adoption exploring all options.

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Downtown Streets Team Pilot Mobile Shower Program

Downtown Streets Team (DST) has proposed a pilot mobile shower program, Marin Mobile Care, for people experiencing homelessness at two locations in Novato. Marin Mobile care is a community-wide effort to provide basic resources to people experiencing homelessness in Marin County while simultaneously serving as an entry point to a broader system of care.

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PG&E Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) is working with customers and the City of Novato to help ensure safety crews have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency. This important safety work involves reviewing structures, trees and brush located near the gas pipeline that could block emergency access for first responders or damage the pipeline.

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