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Sonoma County Law Enforcement Task Force statement to Board of Supervisors

Robert Edmonds posted his comments on Facebook that were presented to the SoCo Board of Supervisors today on the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Task Force. Established after the shooting death of Andy Lopez, the Task Force was given the responsibility of finding solutions to create better relationships between police authority and the communities they serve, and transparency in the way law enforcement deals with conflict. Here is Robert's closing statement to the board:

Read: Sonoma County Law Enforcement Task Force statement to Board of Supervisors
YES on Measure A - Keep Sonoma Moving SOSRoads.org

Vote Yes on Measure A
- a “Trust but Verify” Tax for Sonoma County Roads

After working with the supervisors over the last three years, we are convinced that the supervisors will follow through on their Long-Term Road Plan and will use new revenue to fund fixing roads. Annual audits required by the measure will inform the public on exactly how the revenue was spent. 

Read: Vote Yes on Measure A - a Trust but Verify Tax for Sonoma County Roads
Paul Hobbs Vineyard next to Twin Hills School

Paul Hobbs wins in challenge from Watertrough Children's Alliance in Sebastopol

Judge Gary Nadler’s ruling on April 29th leans on wording of the Sonoma County Vineyard Erosion and Soil Control Ordinance (VESCO) to dismiss Watertrough Children's Alliance (WCA) contention that Paul Hobbs vineyard conversion by Twin Hills School in Sebastopol was a violation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Read: Paul Hobbs wins in challenge from Watertrough Children's Alliance in Sebastopol
Cost Effective?  Is Water Fluoridation Worth the Expense?

Cost Effective?
Is Water Fluoridation Worth the Expense for Sonoma County?

Water fluoridation appears to be cheap compared to more targeted alternatives.  But in Sonoma County it would cost more than it saves.  It would cost more for residents, cities, and the county as a whole.  

Read: Cost Effective? Is Water Fluoridation Worth the Expense for Sonoma County?
Sonoma County Coastal Access AT RISK

Sonoma County Coastal Access AT RISK

The Coastal Commission’s tie vote to hear State Parks proposal for beach fees was unquestionably frustrating for local beachgoers. The Commission could have killed the entire proposal, but they didn’t.  For the County though, it was really a procedural loss, and only that. The real fight lies ahead as the Commission will now have to consider the substance of the language in the Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan (LCP).

Read: Sonoma County Coastal Access AT RISK
Sonoma County Communities:
Bodega "Bodega & Community Bloggette by Gwyneth Prosser"
Bodega Bay "Bodega Bay Beat by Joan Poulos"
Camp Meeker "Camp Meeker Beat by Tom Austin"
Cazadero "Cazadero Communications by Natasha Pehrson"
Cloverdale "Cloverdale Comments by Carol Russell"
Cotati "Cotati Heart & Soul Deborah Taylor-French"
Forestville "Forestville - The Good Life by Richard Naegle"
Geyserville "Geyserville Grapevine by deTraci Regula"
Graton "Grassroots Graton - Heather Granahan"
Guerneville "Guerneville Groove by Beth Rudometkin"
Healdsburg "Healdsburg Highlights by Gina Riner"
Lower Russian River "Lower Russian River: Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Cazadero, Duncans Mills, Jenner"
Monte Rio "Monte Rio Musings by David Hardy"
North Coast "North Coast"
Occidental "Occidental Oriented by Benjamynn Gabriel"
Petaluma-Penngrove "Petaluma-Penngrove Picks by Lyndi Brown"
Rio Nido "Rio Nido Magic by Elena Chronis"
Rohnert Park "Rohnert Park Rumblings by Gina Belforte"
Roseland "Roseland Review by Duane Dewitt"
Santa Rosa "Santa Rosa Snippets by Jo Anne Cohn"
Sebastopol "Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney"
Sonoma Coast "Sonoma Coast - Bodega Bay - Jenner - Fort Ross - Gualala"
Sonoma County "OUR County, by Supervisor Efren Carrillo"
Sonoma Valley "Springs Splash - Tom Martin"
Windsor "What's Up in Windsor by Tina Castelli"
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High Tea with Isaac at Tudor Rose, Santa Rosa, CAv

Sonoma County Tea Rooms 
and Specialty Shops

by Vesta Copestakes
Read: Sonoma County Tea Rooms and Specialty Shops
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