Santa Rosa will postpone hiring a new police chief until a new city manager is brought on board.
A slowly improving economy has helped brighten Santa Rosa’s budget picture, but the ballooning cost of public pensions, the annexation of Roseland and covering Bennett Valley Golf Course’s debt all threaten the city’s financial recovery.
Santa Rosa is accelerating efforts to find suitable locations for wells that could supply residents with drinking water in an emergency, a move that comes amid an ongoing contract dispute with its longtime consultant on the project.
Nearly six years after he was fired from the Santa Rosa Police Department, former Capt. Jamie Mitchel’s legal battle with the city appears to be coming to a close. The First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco Friday upheld an arbitration panel’s 2009 ruling that Michel’s termination was handled properly by the city.
Seventeen years after Santa Rosa began talking about reunifying Old Courthouse Square, the City Council on Tuesday moved the project one step forward, though it still has a long way to go.
The largest labor group representing Santa Rosa city employees has voted to affiliate with the Teamsters in an effort to give itself greater leverage in negotiations with the city.