A Different Slant
A Different Slant 166: The Proposed Increase to the...07/15/14
Host John Flavin reviews the proposed sales tax increase including the City’s rationale and some concerns he has about the increase. If the rationale for the tax hike is to fund capital improvements, why are four City Council members refusing to...
A Different Slant 165: Why The High Cost Survey?
Host John Flavin suspects that the recent Sausalito voter survey involving two consulting groups is nothing more than a high-priced puff piece to help support the passage in November of the ballot for the proposed one-half cent sales tax increase and...
A Different Slant 164: Marin County Like Iraq?
Why does Host John Flavin compare the current political polarization in Marin County to Iraq?
A Different Slant 162: Be Careful
The Sausalito Housing Element may have run or may well run afoul of two old adages: Be careful what you wish for and be careful not to over promise.
A Different Slant 153: My Mistake and Your Windfall
Host John Flavin admits to a major mistake and tells you how to profit from his error.
A Different Slant 151: Dealing with Bullies
Host John Flavin reviews the proper treatment of bullies, whether they be international leaders or local planning officials.
A Different Slant 150: The Marin Bubble
Host John Flavin reviews life in the Marin County Bubble.
A Different Slant 152: The Planning Vortex
No one knows the impact of all the recent planning laws and regulations on a particular property…except the developers. Hello, WinCup!
A Different Slant 149: Strawberry’s Victory and More
Host John Flavin reviews the Marin County Board of Supervisors’ decision to delay designating Strawvberry a Plan Development Area and also two reports, one national, one local, of significance to Southern Marin.
A Different Slant 148: Engendering Lawlessness
Host John Flavin explores how the high cost of permit fees and the inflexible enforcement of building codes is driving homeowners and contractors alike to lawlessness.
A Different Slant 147: Evaluating the Performance of the Sausalito City...
Host John Flavin applies the criteria outlined by Dick Spotswood in a Marin IJ piece in late January to the Sausalito City Council to determine whether the council members qualify as “A Team” or “F Troop. As promised during the show, here is the...
A Different Slant 146: Interview of Chris Jones re High Density and...
Host John Flavin interviews Chris Jones, a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, regarding his research into the impact of high density development in the suburbs on green house gas emissions. You may be surprised by his...
A Different Slant 143: Interview with Alisha Oloughlin of the Marin...
Host John Flavin interviews Alisha Oloughlin, the Planning Director of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition on the bicycle experience in Southern Marin. Attached is a report by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition on the economic benefits of bicycling....
A Different Slant 142: Interview with Tim Sandefur of the Pacific Legal...
Host John Flavin interviews Tim Sandefur, a property rights attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation, regarding a recently proposed ballot initiative which could effectively make the entire state of California, including your home and your business,...
A Different Slant 140: The Only New Year’s Resolution You Need
Host John Flavin reviews the history of New Year’s Resolution, the most popular subjects for resolutions and the general success rate of resolvers…and then shares the only resolution you need to make.
A Different Slant 139: Marin Version of the Night Before Christmas
Host John Flavin channels Clement C. Moore (or whomever) in reciting the Marin version of the Night Before Christmas.
A Different Slant 138: Vigilance…and Tic-Tac-Ingo
Host John Flavin comments on three areas worth your scrutiny … and introduces a new Holiday Game, Tic-Tac-Ingo. Click here to download Tic Tac Ingo cards ready for play Click here for Tic Tac Ingo template to create your own cards
A Different Slant 137: Finding the Truth
Host John Flavin cites an example of why it is important to get to the truth amongst all the biased media…and uses Edward R. Murrow as the standard.
A Different Slant 136: Tips on Holiday Surviving
Host John Flavin has tips for recapturing some of the warm and fuzzy feeling of the holidays, including scheduling a blackout with your local utility.
A Different Slant 135: Thanksgiving
Host John Flavin counts down ten reasons to be thankful this holiday.
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