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County supervisors advance road repair plan

Calling it a ‘legacy opportunity,’ the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to commit $200 million over the next decade to improve 700 miles of county roads, more than half of the 1,370-mile system.

Sonoma County approves $1.47 billion annual budget

After agreeing on nearly $1.5 billion in spending on big ticket items like law enforcement and health services, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday spent the last two hours of budget deliberations on relative pocket change, including three items of less than $100,000.

Sonoma Valley’s Lawson Ranch now a park

A Sonoma Valley ridge that offers panoramic views, oak woodlands and a cabin that may accommodate hikers is the newest addition to the Sonoma County Regional Parks system.

Governor Jerry Brown’s budget hints at future of Sonoma Developmental Center

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposals for this fiscal year reflect the state’s desire to dramatically downsize or close developmental centers, including one near Sonoma, and transition much of the care for hundreds of severely disabled Californians to community-based programs.

Efren Carrillo’s return to work exposes challenges

Two days after Shirlee Zane publicly excoriated Efren Carrillo and called for his resignation, the two Sonoma County supervisors sat across from each other Thursday at Santa Rosa City Hall, barely making eye contact.

Board of Supervisors unanimously call for Efren Carrillo to resign (w/video)

In sharp and revealing comments, four Sonoma County supervisors took an unprecedented action on Tuesday and called for their colleague, Efren Carrillo, to resign in the wake of his trial on charges of peeking into the apartment of a female neighbor 10 months ago.

Board of Supervisors sets time to denounce Carrillo’s conduct

When the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meets next Tuesday, 5th District Supervisor Efren Carrillo’s colleagues will likely levy their harshest public criticism yet of the shamed politician, possibly laying the groundwork for a concerted effort to pressure him out of office..

Sonoma Clean Power flips the switch

With a ceremonial flourish Thursday, officials with Sonoma Clean Power marked the launch of a new public venture in the retail electricity market, touting what they have said will be a greener and competitively priced — if not cheaper — alternative to the region’s dominant utility, PG&E.

Sonoma Clean Power opposes ‘opt-in’ bill

Officials with Sonoma County’s startup public power provider said legislation recently introduced in Sacramento poses a major threat to the agency and others like it seeking to launch across the state.

Supervisors reject pot dispensary south of Santa Rosa

Sonoma County supervisors rejected a proposed medical marijuana dispensary south of Santa Rosa on Tuesday, saying it was too close to a residential area and two school bus stops.

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