Sonoma County’s new public power provider is renewing its effort to woo three holdout cities into the electricity venture with an eye on spreading fixed costs over a greater number of customers and further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Newly appointed mayor Carol Russell sees brighter days ahead for Cloverdale, and also is confident that passenger train service eventually will make its way into town.
She’s not willing to predict when trains will roll into the city but says “I have every faith we will be sitting on that train in a few years.”
An overflow crowd of sometimes angry, tearful and frustrated people implored the Cloverdale City Council Monday night to put in a traffic light or make other safety improvements at a crosswalk that was the scene of a fatality last summer and serious injuries for two teenage boys on Halloween night.
Paul Cayler, the interim city manager in Cloverdale for the past five months, appears to have passed his audition.
Four years ago, a survey found most Cloverdale voters opposed taxing themselves to help bail out their city government. But has sentiment changed enough that they might now support some form of new tax to help the cash-strapped city?