For Sonoma County shoppers, the days of choosing between between paper and plastic bags at checkout lines are officially coming to an end.
The Sonoma City Council on Wednesday night took a significant step toward making the city the first in Sonoma County, and one of the few in California, to ban gas-powered leaf blowers.
Two years after city leaders achieved what they thought was a compromise on the combustible topic of gas-powered leaf blowers, the issue returns Wednesday night to the Sonoma City Council, which could further restrict the noisy devices.
The Sonoma City Council on Monday voted to put a controversial measure that would limit hotel development on the November ballot, setting the stage for a bruising and divisive battle tied to the city’s identity and economic growth.
With five newly seated city representatives, an expanded board of directors for Sonoma County’s startup public power agency got to work Thursday, reviewing a preliminary first-year budget and a timeline geared toward a power purchase deal, plus various staffing and financial decisions looming over the next four months.