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Rohnert Park council clears way for up to 1,645 homes

The Rohnert Park City Council on Tuesday approved changes to a long-stalled housing project just north of Sonoma State University that could add up to 1,645 homes starting as soon as next year.

Rohnert Park may drop economics job for engineer

Rohnert Park’s City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve a plan to lay off its economic development manager, Linda Babonis, to make room for a new city engineer.

Large mixed-use project proposed for Rohnert Park State Farm site

The sprawling former State Farm Insurance office campus in the middle of Rohnert Park has been sold to a national developer of large mixed-use communities, kindling hopes for an invigorated city center.

Rohnert Park council picks Callinan as next mayor

The son of Rohnert Park’s first mayor and longest serving city manager will take the City Council’s helm next year.

Rohnert Park City Council OKs city manager pick

A 10-year veteran of Rohnert Park government was appointed city manager Tuesday on a 4-0 vote, with one council member abstaining from the vote over concerns about the proposed salary package.

Wal-Mart plans ‘Neighborhood Market’ in Rohnert Park

Wal-Mart will open a so-called ‘Neighborhood Market’ with a grocery and pharmacy in Rohnert Park, in the 33,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Pacific Market, the company said Wednesday.

Rohnert Park votes to limit massage parlors

No new massage businesses will be allowed to open in Rohnert Park for at least 45 days unless all the massage therapists they employ are certified, under an ordinance the City Council adopted Tuesday.

Developer resuming Rohnert Park housing project

One of the longest-planned housing developments in Rohnert Park, on farmland across from the Green Music Center, is inching forward.

Rohnert Park restricts five types of businesses

The Rohnert Park City Council makes no bones about wanting new businesses in the city. Just not all kinds, at least for now.

Rohnert Park sales tax extension headed for ballot

In what had become an increasingly foregone development, the Rohnert Park City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ask city voters to extend Measure E, a half-cent sales tax that was passed in 2010 and originally intended to expire in 2015.

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