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