Former Santa Rosa Police Chief Tom Schwedhelm said Thursday he plans to run for City Council in November.
Santa Rosa City Councilman Jake Ours announced Tuesday he will not run for re-election in November. The first-term councilman is the second member of the council to bow out of the upcoming race in as many weeks.
Santa Rosa Vice Mayor Robin Swinth announced Tuesday she will not be seeking election to a full term in November.
Cleaner power and competitive rates. Those twin goals have driven the development of Sonoma County’s startup public power agency since it was proposed years ago by local climate activists and business interests. Now supporters of the venture say they will deliver on both counts, after officials overseeing Sonoma Clean Power on Thursday formally approved retail rates that will beat those set for PG&E for power generation this year.
Customers enrolled next year with Sonoma County’s startup public power agency could see some savings on their electricity compared to rates proposed by PG&E for 2014.
A divided City Council waived a key design requirement Tuesday for a subdivision in southwest Santa Rosa whose developers argued that affordable housing trumped design guidelines requiring strips of grass between the road and sidewalk.
A Santa Rosa City Council meeting that was supposed to provide clarity regarding advice given to council members about what they could say about the Andy Lopez shooting only made things murkier Tuesday after it was disclosed that an outside law firm is conducting some type of probe into the issue.
Cost overruns at a planned park in Santa Rosa’s Roseland neighborhood are the latest in a steady stream of problems facing the city’s Recreation and Parks Department.
Santa Rosa boosted greens fees, tightened financial controls and reduced payments to the operator of the Bennett Valley Golf Course Tuesday in an effort to help the popular attraction through the roughest financial patch in its history.
The Santa Rosa City Council chose not to hire six additional workers to clean up garbage, restrooms and graffiti in city parks Tuesday after an emotional debate pitted members who felt the extra staff was an urgent need against those seeking a more long-term solution.