Santa Rosa Planning Commissioner Curtis Byrd announced Thursday that he is running for City Council in 2014.
Former Press Democrat columnist and SMART rail spokesman Chris Coursey announced Wednesday he’s running for Santa Rosa City Council.
Petaluma residents will get a chance to sound off on a potential new tax to pay for city services. City Council members authorized City Manager John Brown to commission a survey of Petalumans to determine whether they are willing to approve a tax.
Longtime Councilman Mike Harris has entered the race for Petaluma mayor, setting the stage for a rousing election next year that could again tip the political scales in Petaluma.
Rep. Jared Huffman, just three months into his first term as the North Coast’s representative in Congress, is already building a war chest for his 2014 re-election campaign.
The Petaluma City Council election is almost two years away, but three candidates already are on the campaign trail raising money.
Three council seats and the separately elected mayor’s position will be on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot.