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Santa Rosa seeks input on city manager search

Santa Rosa’s hunt for a new city manager kicks off this week with an opportunity for the public to say what they want to see in the city’s next top executive.

Erin Carlstrom confirms end of state Senate campaign

Santa Rosa City Councilwoman Erin Carlstrom confirmed Wednesday that she is dropping out of the race for state Senate.

Santa Rosa councilwoman says she was ‘muzzled’ after Andy Lopez shooting

Two weeks after the shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez convulsed the city with grief and confusion, Santa Rosa City Councilwoman Julie Combs plans to publicly ask for clarification Tuesday about what she and her colleagues can and cannot say about the tragedy.

Santa Rosa council meeting cancelled in light of protest march

Santa Rosa City Hall beefed up its security measures Tuesday in response to the march, sending workers home at noon and canceling the City Council meeting scheduled to begin in closed session at 1 p.m. and resume at 3:30 p.m. for the public.

Santa Rosa council told not to talk about shooting incident

In the week since the shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez, the Santa Rosa City Council has been conspicuously silent about the tragedy that has sent protesters spilling into city streets. That’s largely because the shooting happened just outside city limits and involved Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies, not local police. But the other reason is because [...]

Santa Rosa warning: Councilman told not to disclose negotiation issues

During the Santa Rosa City Council debate last week over a new contract for firefighters, Councilmember Gary Wysocky sought to shed some light on the negotiation process that led to the new three-year deal.

Wysocky to seek county’s top fiscal post

Santa Rosa City Council member Gary Wysocky on Monday announced his intention to run for Sonoma County’s top financial post, auditor-controller-treasurer-tax collector.

Santa Rosa considers cyclist protections

The Santa Rosa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to take up an ordinance that would make it easier for bicyclists and pedestrians to sue people who harass or assault them.

Santa Rosa adopts $340 million budget, adds staff

The Santa Rosa City Council passed a $340.1 million budget Thursday that represents a 9 percent increase in spending as improved revenues allow the city to begin rebuilding staffing levels after years of cuts to many departments.

Parched parks a budget challenge for Santa Rosa

As the mercury rises, so is the heat on the Santa Rosa City Council to do something about city parks rapidly turning brown from lack of water.

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