Rohnert Park will use its entire fund for public facilities — which consists of a one-time payment from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria — to build a long-planned trunk sewer line on the city’s east side.
They have watched their city’s budget deficit slowly shrink for four years, but on Tuesday the Rohnert Park City Council bent under the accumulating — and rising — weight of retirement and medical benefits and unanimously agreed to declare a fiscal emergency.
The company behind the only residential housing developments in Rohnert Park in the past 12 years is back with a project that would punctuate a sore chapter for the city.
Rohnert Park City Manager Gabe Gonzalez wants to change the city’s employment policy to make it easier to dismiss top staff in the future.
Rohnert Park City Manager Gabe Gonzalez is asking the City Council to unfreeze and fill an assistant city manager position.
Rohnert Park has revived efforts to get a private operator for its Highway 101 digital advertising sign after an earlier attempt went nowhere.
Bonds issued by California’s now-defunct redevelopment agencies have been downgraded or placed on a warning list. The move follows the state’s elimination of redevelopment agencies and legal requirements that the agencies continue to pay their outstanding debts.
Should Doyle Park Elementary School be closed and replaced with a French charter school? Some teachers and parents expressed concern that the school, which serves a large number of Spanish-speaking students, will be replaced by a French school with predominantly white and affluent students.