Under pressure from several cities, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday backed away from a proposal that would have allowed the county’s 11 largest library branches to have different operating hours.
Sonoma County has reached a tentative labor agreement with sheriff’s deputies that includes reduced pension costs for taxpayers and increased county contributions toward employee medical expenses.
Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday sought to map out their response to the Andy Lopez shooting with a robust plan of action, endorsing work on a memorial park in the Santa Rosa boy’s neighborhood and more than a dozen other proposals aimed at repairing trust in local government and law enforcement.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday endorsed a county bid to seek an additional $24 million from the state to build a 160-bed detention and probation facility, but not before asking probing questions about the center’s hefty operating costs and how it would fit in the county’s criminal justice strategy.
Healdsburg City Councilman Jim Wood has virtually cornered endorsements from local Democratic leaders in his bid for the Assembly seat representing the North Coast.
Pete Parkinson has a quick way to sum up the tough work his now former office, Sonoma County’s Permit and Resource Management Department, faces in overseeing land-use planning and regulation in the Bay Area’s largest county.
Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday approved zoning rules that they said would ensure a ‘conservative’ and ‘cautious’ approach to renewable energy development on the county’s farms, ranches and remote forested lands and hillsides.
With renewable energy development now a central issue in Sonoma County, disputed rules that would govern the size and location of green energy projects are returning to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday for approval.