Sonoma officials are trying to revive a program that makes small matching loans available to businesses in the city.
A bucolic 9-acre pasture grazed by cows on Sonoma’s northwest edge has become an unlikely battleground of late, pitting local government officials who want use it to manage flood and drought concerns against neighbors who say the county promised to preserve it forever in its natural state.
On an item that was only on the surface about a paint color, the Sonoma City Council on Monday denied an appeal by residents who hoped to overturn a city design commission’s approval of a pink-painted door at an ice cream shop on the historic plaza.
Thompson, D-Napa, met employees of Price Pump Co. and other manufacturers.
Fresh from a bruising election battle over the size of hotels, Sonoma is experiencing another identity crisis, this time over tasting rooms and whether too many detract from the city’s historic character.
The final count from last week’s election in the city of Sonoma has confirmed defeat of a measure limiting the size of new hotels — the end results showing Measure B lost by 124 votes, the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters said.
A controversial ballot measure that would limit hotel growth in Sonoma appeared headed for defeat Tuesday night, deflating proponents who argued that without such restrictions the city of 10,000 is in danger of being overrun by development and tourists.