Nearly three months after he was arrested in the pre-dawn darkness outside a Santa Rosa woman’s home, Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo returns to court Friday to see whether he will be charged with a crime.
Critics of Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo are vowing to press forward with a recall attempt to oust him from office, although for now it’s still mostly talk.
Critics of embattled Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo forcefully renewed their call for his resignation at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, prompting Carrillo to later say that he is not currently planning to step down.
Regardless of how his court case turns out, embattled Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo may face judgment by voters in a recall effort mounted by a powerful labor organization, a liberal political group or a combined effort by both entities.
Two influential labor coalitions Wednesday called for Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo to resign, saying he has displayed ‘a pattern of poor choices and bad behavior’ that have brought ‘shame and discredit’ on the county and that he can no longer effectively represent his district or residents countywide.
Four energy companies have emerged from a group of 11 competing to become the main electricity supplier to Sonoma County’s planned public power agency.
Five months after its tribal backers won final federal approval to move ahead, the largest casino resort in the Bay Area is starting to take shape on the northwest edge of Rohnert Park.
A split Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rejected a disputed policy that would have required union rules, benefits and oversight for all workers on large county construction projects. Nearly five hours into a hearing before a standing-room-only crowd, the board was opposed, 3-2, to the blanket policy and let it die. It would have backed a pre-hire collective bargaining deal, called a project labor agreement, on all county construction projects of at least $25 million.
Construction of an Indian casino next to Rohnert Park could start within months and it could be open to gamblers next year, the Las Vegas company that is financing the project said Tuesday. ‘We anticipate starting construction on the project this summer and opening by the end of 2013,’ Station Casinos said in its latest quarterly statement.
The plan to build one of California’s largest casinos just outside Rohnert Park moved to the verge of fruition Thursday when the state Assembly approved a gambling agreement to allow work to start on the project. The Assembly ratified the agreement between the governor and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, called a compact, on a 64-3 vote with no discussion. That sends it on the federal government for final approval, which most experts believe is virtually assured.