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.
A judge Friday gave new life to a pair of high-profile redevelopment projects in Sonoma County, tentatively ruling that state finance officials abused their authority by essentially demanding the county give up millions of dollars allocated for the work.
Sonoma County’s lawsuit seeking to retain about $14 million in tax revenue to complete two high-profile redevelopment projects is set for its day in court Friday.
Santa Rosa’s City Council is planning to tackle some thorny issues in the next two years, including the annexation of Roseland, requiring labor agreements on public projects and relaxing the city’s medicinal marijuana ordinance.