At Leland Fly Fishing Ranch south of Sonoma, owner Josh Frazier sat on a deck overlooking a pond that he built and stocked with trout, but one that he is barred from casting a line in.
Concerns that the pond could attract birds and pose a threat to pilots taking off and landing at Sonoma Valley Airport, which is adjacent to the Arnold Drive ranch, are at the center of Frazier’s long-running land-use dispute with county officials and the airport owners.
Officials overseeing Sonoma County’s startup public power agency on Thursday discussed the agency’s rapidly approaching launch, including a series of steps geared toward securing an initial power supply and the simpler task of setting up office space.
Officials of Sonoma County’s emerging public power agency sparred Thursday while setting compensation packages for a pair of new hires, splitting over appropriate pay for the posts and how salaries and benefits at the agency would compare to other public entities.
Sonoma County’s lawsuit seeking to retain about $14 million in tax revenue to complete two high-profile redevelopment projects is set for its day in court Friday.
Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo began an attempt to reboot his political career Tuesday by returning to public duties, voicing remorse and offering a general apology in his first public comments on his July 13 prowling and burglary arrest.
Delivery of electricity to the first wave of customers for Sonoma County’s startup public power agency is not set to begin until May, four months after the originally proposed rollout, agency officials were told Thursday.
The Sonoma County Democratic Party is demanding that county fair officials reverse a decision denying overtime pay to about 600 temporary workers at the annual event.
With five newly seated city representatives, an expanded board of directors for Sonoma County’s startup public power agency got to work Thursday, reviewing a preliminary first-year budget and a timeline geared toward a power purchase deal, plus various staffing and financial decisions looming over the next four months.