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Cotati’s Measure G asks residents to raise sales tax

Residents of Sonoma County’s smallest city will decide next month whether to enact the highest sales tax rate in the county.

Cotati officials say tax flier’s quotes fabricated, threaten legal action

A flier distributed in Cotati this week mocking support for a June 3 ballot measure to raise the city’s sales tax is sparking heated objections and promises of legal action by those who say the mailer falsely quotes them.

Cotati City Council backs moving rare tree

Cotati has always been known as a special little town, and City Council members think saving a rare chimera redwood tree and planting it near City Hall may be the perfect addition to that image.

SMART halts plans to chop rare tree

A rare chimeric coast redwood in Cotati will be spared the ax, at least for now, after Sonoma-Marin rail officials bowed to public opposition Thursday and suspended the planned removal of the tree to make way for train tracks.

Cotati woman pursuing a ban on indoor apartment smoking

Her plight has drawn support from from city and county officials, a state lawmaker and American Lung Association advocates, who all see California moving slowly and unevenly toward the protection Alicia Orozco wants.

Cotati declares fiscal emergency, eyes tax hike

Cotati has declared a fiscal emergency, thus taking the first step toward extending the life of Measure A, the 2010 voter-approved sales-tax measure, and doubling its size.

John Dell’Osso named Cotati mayor for 2014

John Dell’Osso has been named mayor of Cotati for 2014.

Lawsuit seeks to reverse Cotati garbage contract

A citizens group has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the Cotati City Council to reverse its May decision to award the city’s garbage contract to Redwood Empire Disposal.

Sonoma Clean Power to hire CEO

Sonoma County’s startup public power agency is set to gain a chief executive Tuesday, a significant step geared toward the launch of Sonoma Clean Power as an independent entity.

Cotati joins Sonoma Clean Power

Cotati on Wednesday became the second city to join Sonoma Clean Power, which seeks to displace Pacific Gas and Electric Co. as the area’s main electricity supplier.

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