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County supervisors advance road repair plan

Calling it a ‘legacy opportunity,’ the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to commit $200 million over the next decade to improve 700 miles of county roads, more than half of the 1,370-mile system.

Sonoma County approves $1.47 billion annual budget

After agreeing on nearly $1.5 billion in spending on big ticket items like law enforcement and health services, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday spent the last two hours of budget deliberations on relative pocket change, including three items of less than $100,000.

Gore gets Rabbitt’s backing in Sonoma County supervisor race

James Gore, a candidate for 4th District Sonoma County supervisor, has been endorsed by David Rabbitt, chairman of the Board of Supervisors.

Efren Carrillo’s return to work exposes challenges

Two days after Shirlee Zane publicly excoriated Efren Carrillo and called for his resignation, the two Sonoma County supervisors sat across from each other Thursday at Santa Rosa City Hall, barely making eye contact.

Board of Supervisors unanimously call for Efren Carrillo to resign (w/video)

In sharp and revealing comments, four Sonoma County supervisors took an unprecedented action on Tuesday and called for their colleague, Efren Carrillo, to resign in the wake of his trial on charges of peeking into the apartment of a female neighbor 10 months ago.

Southern Sonoma County supervisor race pits board chairman against rancher

Water activist John King is challenging David Rabbitt on the June 3 ballot for his 2nd District seat, which represents Petaluma, Cotati, part of Rohnert Park, Penngrove and the unincorporated towns and ranchland south of Sebastopol.

Supervisors give Buddhist printer, retreat OK to expand

A Buddhist retreat on the Sonoma Coast will be allowed to expand its bitterly contested printing operation after the Board of Supervisors, following a 6 1/2-hour hearing in a packed chamber, denied an appeal challenging its use permit.

Supervisors reject pot dispensary south of Santa Rosa

Sonoma County supervisors rejected a proposed medical marijuana dispensary south of Santa Rosa on Tuesday, saying it was too close to a residential area and two school bus stops.

Major Sonoma County roads improving, at expense of less traveled routes

After two years of extra funding, the condition of Sonoma County’s major roads — generally those serving as thoroughfares between cities — is improving, officials reported Tuesday. But that has come at a price — the continued deterioration of the larger network of small country lanes and backroads.

Cotati woman pursuing a ban on indoor apartment smoking

Her plight has drawn support from from city and county officials, a state lawmaker and American Lung Association advocates, who all see California moving slowly and unevenly toward the protection Alicia Orozco wants.

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