Negotiations that could determine whether cities in Sonoma County agree to send their garbage to the county’s central landfill for the next 20 years are making significant progress and could result in a deal being struck soon.
Santa Rosa is accelerating efforts to find suitable locations for wells that could supply residents with drinking water in an emergency, a move that comes amid an ongoing contract dispute with its longtime consultant on the project.
Nearly six years after he was fired from the Santa Rosa Police Department, former Capt. Jamie Mitchel’s legal battle with the city appears to be coming to a close. The First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco Friday upheld an arbitration panel’s 2009 ruling that Michel’s termination was handled properly by the city.
The way Santa Rosa officials responded in the wake of the shooting of Andy Lopez continues to divide City Council members, with some continuing to criticize key decisions while others are seeking to move on.
Santa Rosa has hired a second outside consultant to help it get to the bottom of issues at City Hall, this time paying a trained psychologist from Napa to help the council review the performance of top city managers.
The day after the revelation that Santa Rosa Mayor Scott Bartley had filed a complaint accusing Councilman Gary Wysocky of creating a hostile work environment at City Hall, the two city leaders expressed sharply different views of the resulting investigation.
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.
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.
It is no longer illegal to sleep in your car in public in Santa Rosa. Just don’t do it in a sleeping bag.