Novato considers revisions to gas station ban

Novato might amend its prohibition of new gas stations amid concerns by existing gas station owners that the ordinance could shutter their business...

March 17, 2023
10:04 PM

Novato might amend its prohibition of new gas stations amid concerns by existing gas station owners that the ordinance could shutter their businesses as well. Approved last year, the city's ordinance bans the construction of new gas stations or the expansion of the city's 12 existing stations. The section of the ordinance that raised concerns determines whether a station can be rebuilt if it sustains damage. The ordinance prohibits reconstruction if the damages exceed 50% of the gas station's assessed value.

Will Houston