Citizen Marin slate loses big – what does it mean for their coalition?

In the aftermath of elections in three Marin County supervisorial races where incumbents prevailed handsomely and West Marin’s Al Dugan notched a dismal fourth place, behind progressive third-place finisher Wendi Kallins, it is worth asking whether the coalition that birthed them still has steam.

Citizen Marin and its coalition – Community Venture Partners, MAD, Larkspur […]

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Demographically-mixed housing plans still draw opposition

Mixed use housing in Portland

Almost two decades ago, when I was living in a different state, I had a first-hand view of a land-use controversy at a destination resort. I wasn’t personally involved, but knew people who were.

The resort was about fifteen miles from the nearest city. There was a successful mall […]