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Supervisors press Santa Rosa City Council on annexation

In our Wednesday editorial, we encouraged the Santa Rosa City Council to make the annexation of Roseland one of its top priorities as it goes through its goal-setting process for the year. We weren’t alone. David Rabbitt, chairman of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Efren Carrillo, who represents Roseland, and Supervisor Shirlee Zane all sent letters last week encouraging the City Council to make this a top priority.
“The Board of Supervisors remains committed to focusing county staff resources on identifying what needs to be done to allow for annexation,” Rabbit wrote. “We know we can refresh our discussions in earnest this year …”
“The Joint Roseland Subcommittee was a good effort but no meaningful action or progress took place … over the course of nearly a decade,” wrote Carrillo, who also testified at the council’s goal-setting session Friday. Roseland is the largest of about 50 unincorporated “islands” in and around Santa Rosa. Perhaps this will be the year the residents are finally brought ashore.

- Paul Gullixson

2 Responses to “Supervisors press Santa Rosa City Council on annexation”

  1. Grapevines says:

    Roseland is on the wicked and ignored West side of Santa Rosa. ALL the city council comes from the East side of Santa Rosa.

    When pigs grow wings and fly around the council chambers, is when the council will start paying any attention except lip service to the West side.

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  2. Reality Check says:

    Roseland probably should be annexed, but not before the county pays Santa Rosa most of the cost of bringing its infrastructure up to city standards, which won’t be cheap. The county allowed the development of an urban zone using standards intended for rural areas. Bad idea. Santa Rosa taxpayers should be stuck with the bill for this mistake.

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