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Sonoma City Council to revisit leaf blower restrictions

Two years after city leaders achieved what they thought was a compromise on the combustible topic of gas-powered leaf blowers, the issue returns Wednesday night to the Sonoma City Council, which could further restrict the noisy devices.

City of Sonoma joins county power authority

The Sonoma City Council overcame its previous division Monday and voted unanimously to join the Sonoma County Clean Power Authority.

Sonoma opposes Keystone XL pipeline on split vote

Sonoma will be sending a letter to President Obama urging him to oppose a controversial oil pipeline, an action authorized by the City Council Monday night.

Sonoma reluctant to join public power agency

Sonoma appears to be the latest city on track to reject joining the Sonoma County Clean Power Authority after a divided City Council on Monday all but turned out the lights on the idea.

Sonoma wades into Keystone XL pipeline debate

The Sonoma City Council is diving head first again into a national debate that extends well outside city limits. Mayor Ken Brown will seek council support Monday to send an official letter to President Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asking them to deny permits for the Keystone XL pipeline

2 more to vie for Santa Rosa City Council seat

Two more Santa Rosa residents have thrown their hats in the ring for the City Council seat left vacant by Susan Gorin’s election to the county Board of Supervisors.

Santa Rosa’s new power player

The election of Erin Carlstrom to the Santa Rosa City Council has created one of the youngest, most influential and most unpredictable politicians the city has seen in decades.

Combs, Carlstrom to join Olivares, Wysocky on Santa Rosa council

Mayor Ernesto Olivares and Councilman Gary Wysocky will return to their seats on Santa Rosa’s City Council, joined by two challengers, neighborhood activist Julie Combs and attorney Erin Carlstrom.

Sonoma City Council candidates express similar ideas

The four candidates running for Sonoma City Council expressed similar ideas Monday for how the city should be run. The candidates, who were taking part in a forum at the city’s community room, identified the city’s finances and water needs as top priorities. All four also dismissed a question from an audience member about the feasibility of charging for parking around the city’s plaza as a bad idea.

Santa Rosa City Council candidate Cook drops out of race

Santa Rosa City Council candidate Mike Cook dropped out of the race Tuesday.

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