Gov. Jerry Brown signed a slate of immigration-related bills Saturday, including the Trust Act, which limits local law enforcement agencies’ use of federal holds on undocumented immigrants booked into local jails.
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.
The Sonoma City Council is diving head first again into a national debate that extends well outside city limits. Mayor Ken Brown will seek council support Monday to send an official letter to President Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asking them to deny permits for the Keystone XL pipeline
Sonoma County supervisors made quick work of their budget discussions Monday, agreeing in just four hours on a $1.37 billion spending plan that increases staffing for public safety, health and human service divisions and maintains funding for road repairs while seeking to hold down expenses in most other programs.
Petaluma has paid the state $8.75 million after losing a lawsuit over redevelopment tax proceeds that were supposed to go toward the construction of two major Highway 101 interchange projects.