Critics of Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo have announced they will host three public meetings next week to offer his constituents and others a chance to air their opinions of the embattled politician and discuss whether they support removing him from office.
Nearly three months after he was arrested in the pre-dawn darkness outside a Santa Rosa woman’s home, Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo returns to court Friday to see whether he will be charged with a crime.
Critics of Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo are vowing to press forward with a recall attempt to oust him from office, although for now it’s still mostly talk.
Regardless of how his court case turns out, embattled Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo may face judgment by voters in a recall effort mounted by a powerful labor organization, a liberal political group or a combined effort by both entities.
Two influential labor coalitions Wednesday called for Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo to resign, saying he has displayed ‘a pattern of poor choices and bad behavior’ that have brought ‘shame and discredit’ on the county and that he can no longer effectively represent his district or residents countywide.
Proponents of an initiative to limit hotel development in Sonoma say they have gathered more than enough signatures needed to qualify the measure for a special election.
The largest group of unionized Sonoma County government employees plans to strike next month to protest what it says is county inaction on a union proposal to save taxpayer money and several other issues it says amount to unfair labor practices.
A split Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rejected a disputed policy that would have required union rules, benefits and oversight for all workers on large county construction projects. Nearly five hours into a hearing before a standing-room-only crowd, the board was opposed, 3-2, to the blanket policy and let it die. It would have backed a pre-hire collective bargaining deal, called a project labor agreement, on all county construction projects of at least $25 million.
Politicians and union leaders rallied Monday at the annual Labor Day breakfast in Santa Rosa, emphatically urging the crowd to vote for Democratic and labor candidates and issues.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to overhaul public pensions rippled through the North Bay on Thursday, drawing mixed reaction from public employees, labor leaders, elected officials and fiscal watchdogs. Aspects of his 12-point proposal could impact nearly all of Sonoma County’s approximately 25,000 state, city, school and county workers. But the most sweeping changes would apply to future hires only.