Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Town Meetings

We held a very lively and productive meeting of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) on Saturday, January 13th. The Committee is made up of six local businesspeople plus the Mayor and Town Council Members. We held discussion regarding what is working in the downtown and how we can further improve on all we have to offer. We agreed that our nightlife, including bars, restaurants and entertainment, is the envy of other towns and the free parking that we offer is also an asset to the downtown. Further, our local culture includes the work of many artists who live in town and we should look for a way to showcase their art. We agreed that being proactive in seeking out businesses to come to town as well as help existing businesses thrive was an area the committee could have a role in. It was also noted that we are the home of the mountain bike, yet we do not capitalize on that and celebrate it locally as much as we could. The next meeting of the EDAC is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th at 9 a.m. in the Women’s Club, and we have asked the owner of the Marin Town and Country Club, Michael Mackintosh, to be present to share his development ideas and receive input and suggestions from the committee.

The next regular meeting of the Town Council is Wednesday, February 7th at 7:30 p.m. in the Women’s Club.