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Healdsburg’s Saggio Hills project may start next year

Saggio Hills, the long delayed luxury hotel and residential development on the north fringe of Healdsburg, is moving forward again after being hobbled by legal challenges and a downturn in the economy.

Healdsburg debates efforts to remain a small town

A citizens’ group seeking to limit the size of new hotels and retain Healdsburg’s small town character got some defensive reactions Monday night from City Council members and others who praised the city’s ability to handle growth and preserve the quality of life.

Healdsburg group challenges growth issues in flyer

A citizens’ group that’s battled hotel development in Healdsburg in the name of protecting small town charm is mailing out flyers this week to all registered voters in the city to “create public awareness” on growth issues and enlist support for its goals.

Healdsburg moves roundabout plan forward

A long-planned traffic roundabout at a tricky, five-way central Healdsburg intersection advanced this week with the City Council authorizing $997,000 for its design.

Healdsburg cool on possible parking garage

A public parking garage doesn’t appear to be in Healdsburg’s future — at least any time soon.

Healdsburg votes to restrict water use

Healdsburg on Tuesday became the first city in Sonoma County to enact mandatory water conservation measures as a result of a stubborn drought that shows no sign of easing.

State ruling lets Healdsburg keep parking lots

In an early Christmas present, Healdsburg officials have been notified the state will allow the city to hold onto two downtown parking lots acquired by its defunct redevelopment agency.

Florida group opts not to scale back Healdsburg hotel proposal

The upscale lodging chain that planned a large, controversial hotel in downtown Healdsburg has decided not to pursue an alternative, smaller project.

Healdsburg: Ban tobacco sales to those under 21

Healdsburg may become the first city in California to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21 years old.

Healdsburg seeks to balance tourism, small-town life

Healdsburg is undergoing a deliberate soul-searching exercise as it struggles with the tension between tourism, the needs of local residents and the town’s future direction.

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