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Whistleblower questions Sonoma finances, motives

Posted on August 21, 2017

When I first raised concerns regarding the millions of dollars Sonoma collected from water bills illegally used for non-water activity... Continue

Comments on Brown Act were cynical, unfair

Posted on August 21, 2017

The August 17, 2017, column by Bob Edwards, “Olly olly oxen free”, presents a cynical, and I believe misleading, view of the purpose... Continue

Want to improve housing affordability? Increase the homeowners exemption

Posted on August 14, 2017

California is in a housing crisis. The cost of housing — both for purchase and rental housing — is too expensive. Ineffective public... Continue

Busting the myth that Prop 13 eviscerated local tax revenue

Posted on August 13, 2017

The year 1978 might seem like ancient history – a distant memory for most voters, and unimaginable for a growing class of policymakers... Continue

Hospital board chair on south lot proposals, executive salaries

Posted on August 9, 2017
Hospital board chair on south lot proposals, executive salaries

By Jane Hirsch, Chair, SVHCD Board of Directors — The hospital board addressed several timely topics at its August 3 meeting... Continue

Hotel EIR is well flacked, but flawed

Posted on August 3, 2017

A few weeks back another newspaper printed a letter from Steve Page in defense of Mr. Anderson’s hotel (Sonoma Hotel Project)... Continue

Who runs things in the Valley?

Posted on August 2, 2017

Let me get this straight. A guy got up at a School Board meeting, lauded the suddenly departing superintendent of schools, threatened... Continue

‘Corporate behavior’ at Family Resource Center

Posted on July 21, 2017

As members of the Elders Salon we are seriously distressed by the rapid restructuring at the Family Resource Center. This seems a top... Continue

Too late to save ‘quality of life?’

Posted on July 19, 2017

It does not surprise me that letters in Darius Anderson’s newspaper, The Sonoma Index-Tribune, have been pro-Hotel. It is his project... Continue

Common view of education ignores unjust, racist concepts

Posted on July 8, 2017

In the editorial “The Meaning of Education” which appeared in the Sun’s July 6th edition, it’s frustrating... Continue