A subcommittee of Santa Rosa council members analyzing the city’s money situation recommended Monday that additional revenue be raised by taxing cellphones. The council takes up the issue Tuesday.
For more than 60 years, fluoride has been added to Healdsburg’s water to fight tooth decay. But that could end if opponents of fluoridated drinking water convince a majority of voters to stop the practice. Activists recently filed a notice of intent to begin circulating petitions to put the issue on the ballot.
Negotiations that could determine whether cities in Sonoma County agree to send their garbage to the county’s central landfill for the next 20 years are making significant progress and could result in a deal being struck soon.
A coalition of Sonoma County government agencies and environmental groups is ramping up its fight to protect the Sonoma Developmental Center from development and to maintain residential care for an unspecified number of severely disabled clients.
Santa Rosa winemaker Ken Churchill, an advocate of overhauling public workers’ pensions, has jumped into the race to replace Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire.
Santa Rosa will postpone hiring a new police chief until a new city manager is brought on board.
Cedar Grove Park is an unhealthy squatters’ paradise of abandoned, graffiti-covered buildings, overgrown trees, discarded bedding, clothes and appliances.
Santa Rosa is seeking public input on funding priorities in advance of its upcoming discussions of next year’s budget.
Cloverdale’s plans for future growth continue to be a topic of debate and somewhat of a puzzle to the government officials who are responsible for setting the city’s ultimate boundaries.