Don Edgar has suspended his fledgling campaign for Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor after his wife took to Facebook to vent over not being consulted about his decision to run for the office.
A federal court Friday afternoon unexpectedly lifted California’s ban on same-sex marriages, triggering another round of celebration and setting the stage for a rush on county courthouses by couples seeking marriage licenses and civil wedding ceremonies.
Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday selected Bill Rousseau, the county’s longtime chief deputy assessor, to replace Janice Atkinson as the county clerk-recorder-assessor and elections chief. Atkinson, 58, is set to retire in December, two years into her second term in the elected post. She is one of the longest-serving county employees, having started her career in 1972.
A bid by Sonoma County government to trim an extra 5 percent of spending this fiscal year is closer to reality. Among 20 county departments, 15 have already met or exceeded the savings goal. But the leaders of five departments — the sheriff’s, district attorney, public defender and clerk-recorder’s offices and the Permit and Resource Management Department — expressed some doubts about reaching the target.