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Sonoma Clean Power officials spar over salaries, benefits for employees

Officials of Sonoma County’s emerging public power agency sparred Thursday while setting compensation packages for a pair of new hires, splitting over appropriate pay for the posts and how salaries and benefits at the agency would compare to other public entities.

Santa Rosa strikes deal on Sonoma Clean Power

A last-ditch effort to assuage Santa Rosa’s concerns about the structure of the Sonoma Clean Power Authority succeeded Tuesday, convincing the city to join the launch of the fledgling public power agency.

Santa Rosa raises Sonoma Clean Power stakes; Sebastopol votes to join

The prospects for Santa Rosa joining the launch of Sonoma Clean Power dimmed Tuesday after the City Council strongly signaled it won’t participate unless several changes to the agency’s governing structure are met prior to a July 9 vote.

Sonoma Clean Power names CEO

A key consultant on Sonoma County’s bid to launch a public power agency is now set to lead the venture as its chief executive officer.

Santa Rosa council hears from legal, energy experts before power vote

Santa Rosa has hired two consultants to help City Council members understand the possible pitfalls of joining the Sonoma Clean Power Authority. Their advice could prove pivotal for a council that is struggling to get its questions about the public power agency answered before a scheduled July 9 vote.

Cotati joins Sonoma Clean Power

Cotati on Wednesday became the second city to join Sonoma Clean Power, which seeks to displace Pacific Gas and Electric Co. as the area’s main electricity supplier.

Cities’ clout at issue in first Sonoma Clean Power meeting

A tussle for control over the future of Sonoma Clean Power dominated the agency’s first public meeting Tuesday, with county officials rejecting for now a request by smaller cities for more say over how the agency is governed.

Sonoma Clean Power expected to tweak policies at Tuesday meeting

Sonoma County officials are set to debut a fledgling public power agency next week by taking on several key decisions in the first open meeting of the Sonoma Clean Power Authority.

Santa Rosa gets more time for public power agency decision

Sonoma County officials have given Santa Rosa a little more time to decide whether to join the launch of its fledgling public power agency, defusing what had become a tense political standoff over the timing of the high-stakes decision.

Santa Rosa to hire consultant to help make decision on clean power agency

Santa Rosa is hiring a consultant to help it decide whether to join the launch of the Sonoma Clean Power Authority, virtually assuring a down-to-the-wire decision on the controversial issue.

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