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Healdsburg slashes costs for building

Building a new home, hotel, or restaurant in Healdsburg isn’t a cheap proposition, but developers are about to get a significant break when it comes to hooking up to water and sewer.

Healdsburg City Council backs federal ban on assault weapons

Straying from its usual practice of sticking to local issues, the Healdsburg City Council on Monday adopted a resolution supporting the reinstatement of a federal assault weapons ban.

County to assume Healdsburg animal services

The Healdsburg City Council on Monday approved a temporary contract with Sonoma County to take over responsibility for animal control, prompted by the imminent closure of the independently-run Healdsburg Animal Shelter.

Healdsburg to form task force studying new rules for medical pot

Healdsburg City Council members Monday opted to form a task force to study the controversial question of medical marijuana cultivation, including whether the fragrant plants should be allowed outdoors, or confined inside.

Healdsburg budget gets boost with accounting change

Healdsburg’s financial fortune seems to have reversed overnight Monday. A new look at the city budget shows a $1 million ending balance in this year’s general fund, instead of an anticipated deficit.

Healdsburg weighs limiting special events

Healdsburg has a problem that many towns would envy — a growing number of special events and festivities that is causing a reassessment of whether to limit the number that can be held, or impose restrictions to handle traffic and parking overflow.

Saggio Hills development timeline still uncertain

Financing continues to remain elusive for construction of Saggio Hills, the $310 million resort hotel and luxury home development approved on the northern edge of Healdsburg.

Healdsburg reconsiders 1st 1-way street

Continuing complaints about the confusing and ‘counterintuitive’ one-way traffic direction on Foss Creek Circle prompted the Healdsburg City Council on Monday to reconsider reverting back to a two-way street, or even reversing the one-way direction.

Sales tax, property tax revenues up in Healdsburg

Healdsburg’s general fund is doing better than expected thanks to an uptick in sales and property tax revenues as well as plan-check fees, reflecting an improving economy.

Healdsburg OKs $1 million sewage project

Healdsburg’s plan to use its highly treated wastewater for irrigation rather than discharge it into the Russian River took a step forward Monday with the budgeting of $1 million to build part of a pipeline network.

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