Exploring, explaining, and critiquing urban planning in the developing world.
With San Rafael seemingly on the edge of enacting council districts, now is a good time to reassess how elections work in Marin. Districts are a good step, but other reforms – especially ranked-choice voting – would make the process more equitable in every election.
A new map is up in the store, and it's a gorgeous look at a gorgeous and oft-overlooked part of the United States: Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in the 1920s.
Last night was a big win for Democrats throughout the country, with wins in Maine, Virginia, New Jersey, and elsewhere around the country. In Marin, 20 nonpartisan seats to community service district (CSD) boards and municipal councils were up for grabs. How the seats went says a lot about where the county is going - and what kind of people Marinites are becoming.
The Greater Marin
The first blog about transit and urban policy in Marin County, California