The studies detailing how much the annexation of Roseland will cost haven’t even started yet, but the jockeying over how to divvy up what is sure to be a multimillion-dollar price tag is already well underway.
The Santa Rosa City Council approved two years’ worth of water and sewer increases Tuesday, reversing last month’s decision to only approve a one-year rate hike.
Former Santa Rosa Police Chief Tom Schwedhelm said Thursday he plans to run for City Council in November.
Santa Rosa City Councilman Jake Ours announced Tuesday he will not run for re-election in November. The first-term councilman is the second member of the council to bow out of the upcoming race in as many weeks.
The Santa Rosa City Council narrowly approved steep increases to permit and development fees Tuesday over the objections of industry leaders who warned doing so could jeopardize a fragile economic recovery.
Cleaner power and competitive rates. Those twin goals have driven the development of Sonoma County’s startup public power agency since it was proposed years ago by local climate activists and business interests. Now supporters of the venture say they will deliver on both counts, after officials overseeing Sonoma Clean Power on Thursday formally approved retail rates that will beat those set for PG&E for power generation this year.
The Santa Rosa City Council refused to approve two years’ worth of water and sewer increases Tuesday, saying the city needs to do more to help poor residents cope with some of the highest rates in the region.
Setting aside warnings about increased alcohol-related crimes downtown, the Santa Rosa City Council overruled its planning director Tuesday and allowed a Petaluma businessman to move forward with plans for a wine and liquor store on a prominent but long-vacant downtown corner.