Santa Rosa officials have agreed to consider expanding the Roseland annexation area but not enough to include the neighborhood where 13-year-old Andy Lopez was killed by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy.
Santa Rosa took a major step toward the annexation of Roseland on Tuesday when the City Council agreed to spend nearly $1.2 million to officially make the southwest neighborhood part of the city.
The committee exploring how Santa Rosa can annex the 600-acre Roseland neighborhood in the southwest part of the city is hoping to sidestep the pitfalls that doomed a similar effort six years ago.
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 heads of both Santa Rosa and Sonoma County governments briefed dozens of local Latino business and community leaders Friday on the latest move to annex unincorporated land in the Roseland neighborhood.
A long-delayed park in Roseland will move forward after the Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday approved an extra $320,000 to cover cost overruns in designing it.
Cost overruns at a planned park in Santa Rosa’s Roseland neighborhood are the latest in a steady stream of problems facing the city’s Recreation and Parks Department.
A Sacramento County judge has issued a final ruling in favor of Sonoma County’s bid to complete its two largest redevelopment projects — the long-planned Highway 12 street and sidewalk upgrades north of Sonoma and the proposed residential and commercial complex at an abandoned shopping center in Santa Rosa’s Roseland neighborhood.