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'Huru,' a 55-foot sculpture by artist Mark di Suvero, was offered on permanent loan to Tiburon, but officials have said the sculpture is too big.
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Sculpture offer may get hearing after residents' pleas to Tiburon council
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By Deirdre McCrohan
dmccrohan@thearknewspaper.com
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An offer that has the local art world buzzing appears headed for the public forum that many have been clamoring for.

Two members of the Tiburon Town Council have now signaled they want a public discussion about an offer by the family of the late Lowell McKegney to permanently lend its Mark di Suvero sculpture for placement in a town park.

Di Suvero, who is now based in New York but has a working studio in Petaluma, lived with the McKegneys in Tiburon as a small boy after his family emigrated from Italy via China. Later, childhood friend Lowell Mc-Kegney became di Suvero's right-hand man as di Suvero grew into a giant in the art world.

And at 55 feet tall, Di Suvero's abstract sculpture "Huru" — in his signature style of large, welded-steel I-beams and recently featured in a yearlong exhibition of his works at Crissy Field — is literally a giant among artwork.

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A summer tour of Strawberry Recreation District facilities revealed cracked, crumbling and rotten stairways, window frames, doors, decking and electrical and irrigation piping.
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Strawberry voters again reject bond for rec center
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Officials wanted $3.5 mil for new community building
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By Deirdre McCrohan
dmccrohan@thearknewspaper.com
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The Strawberry Recreation District failed in its second attempt to get voter approval for a new community building on an election day of ups and downs for several key local measures Nov. 4.

Strawberry's Measure T, a proposed parcel tax for a bond measure to finance construction of a $3.5 million community building to replace the existing pool house, got just 54.02 percent of the vote, more than 12 points short of the 66.6 percent it needed to pass.

If approved, Measure T would have assessed property owners $14 per $100,000 of assessed valuation per year. For the average property owner, that would be about $126 per year, according to Strawberry Recreation District Manager Leann Kreuzer.

The $3.5 million was to be used, in part, to replace a 1,130-square-foot pool house, built about 1952, with a new 3,615-square-foot community building that would house a new pool house, one office, a catering kitchen and five meeting rooms.

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nov. 4 election: measure a

Public agencies prep to absorb
blow of radio system's defeat

By Hannah Beausang
hbeausang@theark
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Local public officials backing the major upgrade to Marin's emergency communication system are poised for a harsh blow after voter support for the parcel tax to fund the new system appears to have fallen just short of the necessary two-thirds approval.

Now, partner agencies like Tiburon, Belvedere and the Tiburon and Southern Marin fire protection districts are likely faced with having to pay for the new system themselves — which may mean belt-tightening and even cuts to spending, services and personnel — as officials say there's not enough time to get another measure on a future ballot.

Measure A sought to implement a $29-per-year parcel tax over the next 20 years to help balance the financial burden of replacing the aging Marin Emergency Radio Authority system. The measure would have raised about $72 million over that span to cover the $46 million cost of the new system and financing, as well as debt service. Qualifying seniors were given an exemption option.

MERA, as it's known, is a joint powers authority formed in 1998 to link 25 countywide municipal, fire, police, transit and water agencies, along with other municipal districts, to provide a day-to-day communications net and a unified first-responder network.

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