For more than 60 years, fluoride has been added to Healdsburg’s water to fight tooth decay. But that could end if opponents of fluoridated drinking water convince a majority of voters to stop the practice. Activists recently filed a notice of intent to begin circulating petitions to put the issue on the ballot.
Some Sebastopol residents, including a former city councilman, are objecting to a city-sponsored newsletter that urged people to oppose Sonoma County’s consideration of a water fluoridation plan.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to advance one of its most hot-button projects: a bid to introduce fluoride to most of the county’s drinking water to improve dental health.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday could take the next step in a long-proposed plan to add fluoride to most of the county’s drinking water.
A move to add fluoride to most of Sonoma County’s drinking water to improve dental health received a significant boost Tuesday from the Board of Supervisors. The issue provoked emotional protests from some speakers, who proclaimed fluoride a health danger and decried government tinkering with the water supply. Their comments that drew unusually sharp rebukes from two supervisors.