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Santa Rosa city hall emails about Lopez shooting released

In an attempt the quell a controversy over the legal advice given to Santa Rosa City Council members in the wake of the Andy Lopez shooting, the city took the unusual step Wednesday of releasing previously confidential emails on the subject.

Santa Rosa council waives privilege on Andy Lopez emails

A Santa Rosa City Council meeting that was supposed to provide clarity regarding advice given to council members about what they could say about the Andy Lopez shooting only made things murkier Tuesday after it was disclosed that an outside law firm is conducting some type of probe into the issue.

Bayer park set to move forward after Santa Rosa Council OKs $320,000 expenditure

A long-delayed park in Roseland will move forward after the Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday approved an extra $320,000 to cover cost overruns in designing it.

Santa Rosa firefighters get pay raise, must pay more for pensions

A sharply divided Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday approved a new three-year contract for firefighters that some members praised as saving the city money by shifting more pension costs onto workers but others criticized as including raises the city couldn’t afford.

Green fees hiked at Bennett Valley, financial controls imposed

Santa Rosa boosted greens fees, tightened financial controls and reduced payments to the operator of the Bennett Valley Golf Course Tuesday in an effort to help the popular attraction through the roughest financial patch in its history.

Democrats stop short of immediate demand for Efren Carrillo’s resignation

Political support for embattled Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo crumbled further this week as the Sonoma County Democratic Party said Carrillo should resign if the recent criminal allegations facing him turn out to be accurate.

Santa Rosa taps Robin Swinth, Jake Ours for power agency board

Two members of the Santa Rosa City Council who served on the subcommittee that studied whether the city should join Sonoma Clean Power were selected Tuesday to be the city’s representatives on the board of the public power agency.

Sonoma Clean Power clears way for Santa Rosa

Board members overseeing Sonoma County’s startup public power agency unanimously approved a revised governing agreement Thursday, satisfying Santa Rosa’s core concerns and paving the way for the county’s largest city to officially join the venture Tuesday.

Santa Rosa strikes deal on Sonoma Clean Power

A last-ditch effort to assuage Santa Rosa’s concerns about the structure of the Sonoma Clean Power Authority succeeded Tuesday, convincing the city to join the launch of the fledgling public power agency.

Power agency conflict heats up

The standoff between Santa Rosa and the officials overseeing Sonoma County’s planned public power agency is growing increasingly tense, with each side hardening its stance about conditions for joining the agency and ramping up the political rhetoric as the key vote approaches Tuesday.

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