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County supervisors advance road repair plan

Calling it a ‘legacy opportunity,’ the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to commit $200 million over the next decade to improve 700 miles of county roads, more than half of the 1,370-mile system.

Sonoma County approves $1.47 billion annual budget

After agreeing on nearly $1.5 billion in spending on big ticket items like law enforcement and health services, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday spent the last two hours of budget deliberations on relative pocket change, including three items of less than $100,000.

Recovery facility approved for Sonoma County landfill

By approving development of a solid waste sorting and recovery facility at the central landfill on Meacham Road, Sonoma County has taken a key step toward its long-term goal of keeping all refuse out of the ground.

Efren Carrillo’s return to work exposes challenges

Two days after Shirlee Zane publicly excoriated Efren Carrillo and called for his resignation, the two Sonoma County supervisors sat across from each other Thursday at Santa Rosa City Hall, barely making eye contact.

Board of Supervisors unanimously call for Efren Carrillo to resign (w/video)

In sharp and revealing comments, four Sonoma County supervisors took an unprecedented action on Tuesday and called for their colleague, Efren Carrillo, to resign in the wake of his trial on charges of peeking into the apartment of a female neighbor 10 months ago.

Board of Supervisors sets time to denounce Carrillo’s conduct

When the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meets next Tuesday, 5th District Supervisor Efren Carrillo’s colleagues will likely levy their harshest public criticism yet of the shamed politician, possibly laying the groundwork for a concerted effort to pressure him out of office..

Sonoma County modifies homeless parking program

Sonoma County is tweaking a novel program, launched amid last winter’s freezing weather, that allows homeless people to spend the night in their cars at the county fairgrounds.

Santa Rosa may expand Roseland annexation area

Santa Rosa officials have agreed to consider expanding the Roseland annexation area but not enough to include the neighborhood where 13-year-old Andy Lopez was killed by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy.

Supervisors give Buddhist printer, retreat OK to expand

A Buddhist retreat on the Sonoma Coast will be allowed to expand its bitterly contested printing operation after the Board of Supervisors, following a 6 1/2-hour hearing in a packed chamber, denied an appeal challenging its use permit.

Supervisors reject pot dispensary south of Santa Rosa

Sonoma County supervisors rejected a proposed medical marijuana dispensary south of Santa Rosa on Tuesday, saying it was too close to a residential area and two school bus stops.

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