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Dry winter prompts call for conservation across Sonoma County

North Bay water officials are afraid that residents may not be worried enough about the state of the region’s water supply after two consecutive years of below-normal rainfall.

Lobbying gets results for local agencies

Local government agencies are major players in the high-stakes business of influencing state government, largely through a cadre of paid lobbyists who mingle in Capitol hallways with advocates for private enterprise.

Sonoma County auditors to target employee credit card use

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors next week is set to authorize an internal audit and tighter oversight of employee credit card use, a move prompted in part by recent public records requests by The Press Democrat. The plan includes a call for improved ‘internal controls’ on who gets county-issued credit cards and how they are used.

Sonoma County reveals lobbying priorities for new year

Sonoma County government officials on Tuesday introduced a lobbying platform for 2013 that focuses on funding for infrastructure projects, health care initiatives and various energy, environmental and criminal justice efforts.