Barring a last-minute fold by the Marin County Board of Supervisors, the City of Novato stood ready to fight a proposal to turn the Inn Marin into a homeless facility in the form of a lawsuit.
The Novato City Council met in closed session on Friday and extended the session until Tuesday.
After emerging from the Friday closed meeting, the city said the county has left many unanswered questions about Inn Marin conversion plan. It told the county to “hold community workshops as soon as possible before the board takes any final action.”
The Novato Advance reached out on Friday to the county about specific plans to talk to neighbors near Inn Marin, but did not hear back as of Saturday morning. The county staff told the Board of Supervisors at their last meeting that they would be reaching out to the Novato community to explain the proposal.
The county advanced the Inn Marin proposal at the last minute under the state’s Homekey program, which offers the county “free” money to alleviate homelessness. But the county has to close on the Inn Marin by Nov. 2 to get the cash.
(More on this developing story in Wednesday’s Novato Advance. To subscribe for home delivery, call 415-892-1516.)