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Sonoma County Board of Supervisors adopts ordinance assisting cyclists, pedestrians

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday formally approved a local ordinance aimed to make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to sue those who harass or intimidate them. The ordinance is modeled on similar laws adopted by several cities, including Sebastopol, which passed its ordinance in December. Sonoma County becomes the first county nationwide to adopt such a measure.

Are you willing to pay an extra $10 for these programs?

Measure W would increase the vehicle license fee by $10 in Sonoma County. Supporters say it would provide much-needed money to fill pot holes, build bicycle and pedestrian safety projects and support local bus service. Opponents say it would impose a permanent tax to deal with a temporary revenue problem. Check out the arguments on both sides. What do you think?

County voters to consider $10 fee for roads, buses

The proposed hike in vehicle registration fees for Sonoma County residents is intended to make up for cuts in state funding. The transit board approved the ballot measure on a divided vote.