They have ended up on opposite sides of the campaign. But viewed through their major votes on the city’s planning commission, the differences between Rohnert Park City Council candidates John Borba and Amy Ahanotu are relatively slight. The fifth candidate in the race, Roger Schwanke, has run a low-key campaign. Part 3 of our series looking at the Rohnert Park council race.
There has been no shortage of drama in the Rohnert Park City Council race. A blizzard of attack fliers. The re-emergence of a controversial former city manager. The disappearance of one candidate from the campaign trail amid personal troubles. And there’s still three weeks ’til Election Day. Today, we turn the WSC spotlight on the campaign in Rohnert Park.
Five candidates for Rohnert Park City Council have raised $39,000 to fund their campaigns, but almost $28,000 is in the form of loans from the candidates themselves. A sixth candidate did not file a disclosure by Tuesday’s deadline. Follow the money with us in Rohnert Park.
The Press Democrat Editorial Board endorsed Amy Ahanotu and Pam Stafford in the Rohnert Park City Council race. Did the PD Editorial Board make the right picks? Disagree with the choices? Discuss the endorsements here.
The wife of Rohnert Park City Council candidate Jack Rosevear was granted a temporary emergency protective order after a domestic dispute that unfolded Friday and Saturday. Rosevear said he never threatened his wife and suggested the incident was publicized by opponents.
In a blistering critique, the commander of the Rohnert Park Public Safety Department’s fire division said the agency is in disarray. Fire Commander Jack Rosevear says the division lacks support from managers and the City Council, it is hampered by senior officers resistant to change, and it is beset by low morale.
At least four people say they will run for two seats that are open for election. Both will be first-time candidates. The seats are held by Mayor Pam Stafford, who said she will be a candidate, and Councilwoman Amie Breeze, who has not said whether she will run.