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Windsor endorsements make waves in north county supervisorial race

James Gore, a candidate for Sonoma County supervisor, has landed an opening jab by getting three Windsor Town Council members to endorse him instead of Windsor Councilwoman Deb Fudge.

New Windsor mayor Bruce Okrepkie’s unusual path to leadership

Bruce Okrepkie has risen to become the new mayor of Windsor, despite never having been elected to office. That’s because he was appointed to the City Council when the 2012 election was cancelled due to a lack of candidates.

Sonoma Clean Power officials spar over salaries, benefits for employees

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.

Windsor council won’t back assault weapons ban

Gun-control advocates failed this week to convince the Windsor Town Council to support a federal ban on assault weapons when a majority of council members abstained from voting on the matter.

Windsor supports reduced-density housing project

In a sign of a rebound in the construction of single-family homes, developers on Wednesday proposed as many as 90 new houses on land just north of Windsor’s Wal-Mart, in a presentation greeted with enthusiasm by most of the Town Council.

Power agency panel gets down to business

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.

Sonoma Clean Power to hire CEO

Sonoma County’s startup public power agency is set to gain a chief executive Tuesday, a significant step geared toward the launch of Sonoma Clean Power as an independent entity.

Windsor signs on to county power authority

Windsor on Wednesday became the first city to join the Sonoma Clean Power Authority, created as an alternative to PG&E to provide a greener product at competitive, if not cheaper rates.

Windsor council fast-tracks apartment building but suggests changes

A weed-strewn lot near the Windsor Town Green, one of the last of two undeveloped downtown parcels, could soon be home to a four-story apartment building with retail space on the ground floor.

Windsor seats new councilman, names Goble mayor

Windsor on Wednesday witnessed a changing of the guard with the selection of a new mayor, seating of a new Town Council member and farewell speeches from the retiring city manager and city attorney.

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