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Healdsburg debates efforts to remain a small town

A citizens’ group seeking to limit the size of new hotels and retain Healdsburg’s small town character got some defensive reactions Monday night from City Council members and others who praised the city’s ability to handle growth and preserve the quality of life.

Healdsburg councilmember says rental cottage meets city regulations

Healdsburg’s move to crack down on illegal vacation home rentals has prompted questions over a rental owned by Councilwoman Susan Jones and whether she violated the city’s ordinance prohibiting them.

Healdsburg cool on possible parking garage

A public parking garage doesn’t appear to be in Healdsburg’s future — at least any time soon.

Another hotel project pitched for Healdsburg

Plans have surfaced for a second new hotel in downtown Healdsburg as debate grows over how much more visitor lodging should be built in the favored Wine Country destination.

Healdsburg, Petaluma mayors part of gun background checks push

Healdsburg Mayor Susan Jones said it’s a ‘no-brainer’ to keep people with criminal records from obtaining guns, and she’s one of more than 1,000 mayors urging Congress to require background checks for online gun purchases.

Healdsburg group wants hotel crackdown

Healdsburg residents are girding for another growth fight, this time over a potential hotel development that some say could spoil the small-town character of the popular wine tourism destination.

City of Sonoma joins county power authority

The Sonoma City Council overcame its previous division Monday and voted unanimously to join the Sonoma County Clean Power Authority.

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 Animal Shelter directors plead for donations

Directors of the troubled Healdsburg Animal Shelter are appealing to the public for donations to keep the 53-year-old facility operating.

Healdsburg voters favor spending extra revenue on roads, sidewalks

Healdsburg soon will reap extra revenue from a half-cent sales tax increase approved by voters. But how should that million bucks or so be spent? The answer from a survey of residents was overwhelmingly clear: fix the streets.

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