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