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Telling feedback on Santa Rosa’s next city manager

Santa Rosa City Council members have publicly had nothing but praise for City Manager Kathy Millison since she announced her retirement earlier this year. But on Tuesday night, as they described the qualities they would like to see in a new city manager, several council members made it clear they are hoping the next top executive will bring a new type of leadership to the city.

Inquiry into Santa Rosa Councilman Gary Wysocky complete, still secret

The six-month investigation into whether Santa Rosa City Councilman Gary Wysocky created a hostile work environment at City Hall is over, but details of the probe remain secret because neither city officials nor Wysocky would release its findings.

Santa Rosa commits $1.2 million to explore Roseland annexation

Santa Rosa took a major step toward the annexation of Roseland on Tuesday when the City Council agreed to spend nearly $1.2 million to officially make the southwest neighborhood part of the city.

Santa Rosa council votes to put cellphone tax on fall ballot

Santa Rosa voters will decide this fall whether to tax their cellphones, but they won’t get to consider changes to a controversial tax measure that funds public safety services in the city.

Santa Rosa City Council, Efren Carrillo debate Roseland annexation costs

The studies detailing how much the annexation of Roseland will cost haven’t even started yet, but the jockeying over how to divvy up what is sure to be a multimillion-dollar price tag is already well underway.

Santa Rosa council OKs hike in building permit fees

The Santa Rosa City Council narrowly approved steep increases to permit and development fees Tuesday over the objections of industry leaders who warned doing so could jeopardize a fragile economic recovery.

Santa Rosa council still divided on response to Lopez shooting

The way Santa Rosa officials responded in the wake of the shooting of Andy Lopez continues to divide City Council members, with some continuing to criticize key decisions while others are seeking to move on.

Santa Rosa may revise rules for campaign robocalls

Santa Rosa is working to update its campaign finance rules to help the public better understand who’s behind those pesky political robocalls.

Santa Rosa council balks at two years of water rate hikes

The Santa Rosa City Council refused to approve two years’ worth of water and sewer increases Tuesday, saying the city needs to do more to help poor residents cope with some of the highest rates in the region.

Santa Rosa renews deal with labor negotiator

Santa Rosa rehired its labor negotiator Tuesday despite questions raised by two council members about the cost of the firm’s services and the soundness of its guidance.

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