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It’s time to get serious about a housing plan

Posted on February 19, 2019

For many years, the Sonoma City Council has talked about addressing the need for more affordable housing, while preserving city character.... Continue

Safeguarding the public’s money

Posted on February 14, 2019

Mayor Amy Harrington recently raised questions about staff’s failure to provide city financial reports monthly to the City Council,... Continue

Why local democracy?

Posted on January 30, 2019

Like every city in Sonoma County, the City of Sonoma utilizes the City Manager form of government. City managers hold the top administrative... Continue

Sonoma’s new City Council majority

Posted on January 19, 2019
Sonoma's new City Council majority

The addition of Logan Harvey to Sonoma’s City Council has shifted the council’s center of gravity to a more pro-government... Continue

Closing the minimum wage gap

Posted on December 31, 2018

The minimum wage in Sonoma, and Sonoma County, needs to rise faster and considerably higher than it is on track to do. The California... Continue

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Posted on December 21, 2018
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s... Continue

Representing the Springs

Posted on November 27, 2018

There will be representation for the Springs, and soon. First District Supervisor Susan Gorin is determined to bring to the Board of... Continue

Election aftermath

Posted on November 7, 2018

With the re-election of Rachel Hundley (coming in first) and Logan Harvey’s victory (coming in second), a potentially powerful... Continue

Redirecting tourism dollars

Posted on October 18, 2018

An increase in Sonoma’s Transit Occupancy Tax (TOT – commonly called the Hotel Tax) is on the ballot this November, an... Continue

Do local elections matter?

Posted on September 20, 2018

Submerged under the daily tidal wave of national and international news about politics, climate change, jobs, trade and so forth, it’s... Continue