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Wages and Housing: Why Sonoma County Workers Can’t Afford the Rent

Wages and Housing:
Why Sonoma County Workers Can’t Afford the Rent

A widening gap between declining incomes and rising rents is fueling two powerful movements in the Golden State: one to raise the wage floor for low-wage workers, and another to control rents and increase funding for affordable housing.

Read: Why Sonoma County Workers Can’t Afford the Rent
Homeless in Sonoma County - Santa Rosa

Homeless in Sonoma County

Soon after my first election, an issue that came to my attention was a request for funding for the emergency shelter at the Guerneville Veteran’s Building.  Upon reviewing the situation, it was clear that the shelter was primarily a community effort by local residents who had to scramble each year to find a location and seek approval for the funding to support the effort.  These volunteers from the Russian River Interfaith Coalition were supported by West County Community Services (WCCS) and led by Jan de Wald. They were passionate about ensuring that no one in their community died of exposure from living outside during the brutally rainy and cold winter months.

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Santa Rosa Southeast Greenway Tour

Southeast Greenway 2016 – The Time is Now!   

In October, the Santa Rosa City Council took a big step forward to realize the vision of a Greenway to Spring Lake. The City Council voted unanimously to begin a General Plan amendment process for the Caltrans right-of-way property – the future Southeast Greenway. This process will launch in 2016 and there will be many opportunities for the community to participate and provide comments and ideas. 

Read: Southeast Greenway 2016 – The Time is Now!
Sonoma County Animal Rescue Organizations

Sonoma County Animal Rescue Organizations 

Below is a list of Sonoma County Animal Rescue organizations of which we are aware - but it could be incomplete! So if you want us to list another - please send it along to These organizations are all run by people who sincerely care about animals - of all kinds. Follow the links to learn more - volunteer, find a pet for yourself, etc.

Read: Sonoma County Animal Rescue Organizations
Sonoma County Communities:
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 & Reese Foxen"
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"
Jenner and Sonoma Coast "Jenner Jottings"
Monte Rio "Monte Rio Musings by Chuck Ramsey"
North Sonoma County Coast "North Sonoma County Coast"
Occidental "Occidental Oriented by Mackenzie Nekton"
Penngrove "Penngrove Station by Lyndi Brown"
Petaluma "Positively Petaluma by Wayne Dunbar"
Rio Nido "Rio Nido Magic by Elena Chronis"
Roseland "Roseland Review by Duane Dewitt"
Santa Rosa "Santa Rosa Snippets by Elaine B. Holtz"
Sebastopol "Sebastappeal By Sarah Glade Gurney"
Sonoma County "OUR County, by Supervisor Efren Carrillo"
Sonoma Valley City of Sonoma "Savory Sonoma by Stephanie Hiller"
Sonoma Valley Springs Communities "Springs Splash - Tom Martin"
Windsor "What's Up in Windsor by Tina Castelli"
SPOTLIGHT on Business:
LOVE where you LIVE - Sonoma County

LOVE where you LIVE 2015 - Sonoma County

by Vesta Copestakes
Read: LOVE where you LIVE 2015 - Sonoma County
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