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Santa Rosa faces test in replacing Gorin

On the day that Susan Gorin will be sworn in as the new Sonoma County 1st District supervisor, her former colleagues on the Santa Rosa City Council will begin the politically delicate task of replacing her. Several key questions facing the council Tuesday will determine how they’ll go about filling the vacancy.

No place for abstinence?

Former Santa Rosa Councilman Mike Martini takes Councilwoman Veronica Jacobi to task for abstaining on city budget vote. Read more at The Press Democrat’s Inside Opinion blog

Abstinence?

My colleague Brett Wilkison reported today that Santa Rosa Councilwoman Veronica Jacobi abstained on a vote to cut $5.9 million from the city budget because she objected to some of the particulars. That sparked a sharp response from former councilman Mike Martini. Here’s an excerpt from his letter to the editor: “Abstaining is appropriate for [...]